Operative Treatment of Volar PIP Joint Fracture-Dislocations.
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.
Published In/Presented At
Weiss, L. E., & Sweet, S. (2016). Operative Treatment of Volar PIP Joint Fracture-Dislocations. In PIP Joint Fracture Dislocations (pp. 211-221). Springer International Publishing.
Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Orthopedics | Surgery
Department of Medicine, Department of Surgery