Irreducible distal interphalangeal joint dislocation: a case report and literature review

Ann Plast Surg. 2007 Jun;58(6):683-5. doi: 10.1097/


We present a case of an irreducible dorsal distal interphalangeal joint dislocation caused by dislocation of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon. Although these types of injuries are rare, through a search of the literature, we conclude that a high degree of suspicion must be maintained in irreducible dislocations for this type of injury. An early open approach for diagnosis and treatment is recommended.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls
  • Child
  • Female
  • Finger Injuries / complications*
  • Finger Injuries / surgery*
  • Finger Phalanges
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / complications*
  • Joint Diseases / surgery
  • Joint Dislocations / complications*
  • Joint Dislocations / surgery