Ligament injuries of the proximal interphalangeal joint

Fred G. Corley, Robert C. Schenck

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The proximal interphalangeal joint is the most frequently injured joint of the hand. Axial compression and torsional stress both contribute to injury of this very mobile joint. Prompt recognition of the myriad injuries to this joint and appropriate treatment will enable the athlete, in most instances, to return to his or her activity with minimal impairment and absence from the sport.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-256
Number of pages9
JournalOperative Techniques in Sports Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Fracture-dislocation
  • Irreducible dislocation
  • Ligamentous instability
  • Volar plate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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