Floating distal interphalangeal joint injury: case report

The Journal of Hand Surgery
Kenji KawamuraYasuhito Tanaka

Abstract

A 37-year-old man sustained a floating distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint injury to the left index finger. The diagnosis was not confirmed until 3 months after the injury because of minimal deformity of the injured finger. Open reduction and internal fixation of the dorsally displaced floating DIP joint was carried out. Bone union was achieved but radiographs revealed osteoarthritis of the DIP joint.

References

Jan 16, 2007·The Journal of Hand Surgery·Frederik J T van OosteromSteven E R Hovius

Citations

Jan 1, 2013·Chirurgie de la main·M AslanO Delattre

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