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Volar metacarpophalangeal joint dislocation
  1. W L Lam,
  2. A M Fitzgerald,
  3. G Hooper
  1. Department of Hand Surgery, St John's Hospital, Livingston
  1. Correspondence to: Mr Fitzgerald, Specialist Registrar in Plastic Surgery, Department of Plastic Surgery, St John's Hospital, Howden Road West, Livingston EH54 6PP


Volar dislocation of the metacarpophalangeal joint is a very rare clinical finding. A volar dislocation of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the left index finger in a 44 year old man is reported. Closed reduction proved unsuccessful requiring subsequent open reduction and internal fixation via a combined dorsal and volar approach. The presentation, mechanism of injury and treatment of this case and other previously reported cases are discussed.

  • vovar dislocation
  • metacarpophalangeal joint

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