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.
- Irreducible dislocation
- Ligamentous instability
- Volar plate
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine