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Palmar dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joint--an injury not to be missed.
  1. P P Tekkis,
  2. N Kessaris,
  3. M Enchill-Yawson,
  4. G V Mani,
  5. M Gavalas
  1. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent.


    Palmar dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint are associated with long term complications if suboptimally treated. Six cases of palmar dislocation of the PIP joint are presented and a systematic approach in the diagnosis and management of such injuries in the accident and emergency department is described.

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