"Floating interphalangeal joint". A case report

Chirurgie de la main
M AslanO Delattre

Abstract

We report the case of a combination of closed extra-articular phalangeal fractures of the thumb, creating a floating interphalangeal joint. The lesions described were the result of a direct trauma to the thumb during the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010. It was fixed seven days after the trauma using a percutaneous external fixation with a dorsal frame or Martinique's "Ti'fix" - a modification of the Beaubourg fixator. We describe this simple, economical and improved quality method of fixation. Consolidation permitted the removal of the external fixator a month after surgery, followed by early mobilization. We report the functional and aesthetic results at 1-year follow-up.

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Related Concepts

Finger Joint Structure
Fracture Fixation
Thumb Structure
Passive Range of Motion Function
External Fixation Devices
Fracture
Titanium
Open Reading Frames
Fixation - Action
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