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Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Injuries

  • Grey GiddinsEmail author
  • Lawrence Moulton
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Abstract

These are common injuries, particularly to the base of the middle phalanx. The PIP joints are the most important joint in the fingers, so pain and stiffness can be very limiting particularly on the ulnar side of the hand. Fortunately, most injuries are mild and can be treated successfully with early mobilisation. Complex injuries, however particularly of the base of the middle phalanx, can be very challenging to treat.

Keywords

Clinical presentation Investigation Soft tissue injuries Proximal phalangeal fractures Extra and intra articular Middle phalangeal fractures Fracture dislocation Surgical treatment Outcome 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicThe Royal United HospitalBathUK
  2. 2.ST5 Trauma and OrthopaedicsAll Wales Rotation, Morriston HospitalMorristonUK
  3. 3.University Hospital of Wales, ST6 Trauma and OrthopaedicsCardiffUK

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