Dorsolateral dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joint: closed reduction and early active motion or static splinting; a retrospective study

@article{Arora2004DorsolateralDO,
  title={Dorsolateral dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joint: closed reduction and early active motion or static splinting; a retrospective study},
  author={R Arora and Martin Lutz and Dagmar Fritz and Robert F Zimmermann and Markus Gabl and Sigurd Pechlaner},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={124},
  pages={486-488}
}
In a follow-up examination 50 patients who had sustained dorsal dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint, the results of two conservative therapy regimens, either immobilisation or early motion, were investigated. The patients were assigned randomly. The inclusion criteria were: adult patients over the age of 18 with isolated, acute, closed dorsolateral dislocation of the PIP joint. In group A, 25 patients were treated by closed reduction and immobilisation with a short-arm cast… CONTINUE READING