Figure pipdis

Figure Legend: Proximal interphalangeal joint "simple" dislocations are usually dorsal, and may be reduced by extending the finger to reproduce the deformity and then dorsal pressure on the base of the middle phalanx. These are usualy stable following reduction. Volar dislocations represent a more serious injury, are less commonly easily reduced, and more commonly unstable following reduction. Although often passed off as a "jammed finger", PIP dislocations commonly result in 6-12 months of swelling, PIP flexion contracture, and permanent joint enlargement.
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