Injuries Around the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint.

Affiliation

Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery, National University Health System, Level 11, Tower Block, 1E Kent Ridge Road, 119228, Singapore. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) injuries are common and challenging to treat, involving a spectrum of conditions ranging from isolated ligamentous injuries to severe fracture dislocations. The main goal of treatment is to achieve a congruent, stable joint, which is key to achieving early range of motion and a favorable outcome. Injuries that do not compromise the stability of the joint may be treated nonsurgically, whereas those that render the joint unstable may be managed with one of many surgical strategies available. This article focuses on the current practices of treatment of injuries around the PIPJ.

Keywords

Dislocation,Finger,Fracture,Proximal interphalangeal joint,Surgical fixation,