Post traumatic volar complex dislocation of first metacarpophalangeal joint: a case study
Keywords:Metacarpophalangeal dislocation, Thumb dislocation, Dorsal approach
First metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint dislocations are very uncommon injuries. These dislocations are classified as volar or dorsal, and then as simple or complicated, based on the direction of the dislocation and its reducibility. Dorsal being the most common approach as it is safer. It is found that reduction was stable and started with immobilisation for 15 days followed by physiotherapy. Postoperatively patient was having range of motion (25-50 deg) and post operative 2 months patient was able to do daily activities with his affected hand with VAS score of 1. Complex metacarpophangeal joint dislocations needs operative management combined with postoperative physiotherapy to achieve good clinical outcomes so as to reduce the risk of arthritis and decreased grip force.
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