Dorsal Dislocations of the MCP Joint: Assessment and Closed Reduction

Phys Sportsmed. 1999 Jul;27(7):75-6. doi: 10.3810/psm.1999.07.923.


Dislocations of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint are not common, but when they do occur, they are usually dorsal (the proximal phalanx is displaced dorsally relative to the metacarpal), and typically involve the index finger. Prompt recognition of this injury is important to ensure the best possible outcome.