Title

Operative Treatment of Volar PIP Joint Fracture-Dislocations.

Publication/Presentation Date

2016

Abstract

Volar PIP joint fracture-dislocations are less common than dorsal instability patterns. They usually represent significant injury to the extensor mechanism and are unforgiving unless optimally treated. The operative exposure and technique of dorsal fixation are demonstrated here. An anatomic reduction of the fracture is more likely to result in restoration of the normal length of the extensor mechanism and facilitate healing of the central slip. A short-arc motion protocol can often be initiated if fixation is sound.

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Orthopedics | Surgery

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Document Type

Book Chapter

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