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Metacarpophalangeal Joint Dislocation eMedicine Sports

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Description: Sprains and dislocations of the metacarpophalangeal joint (MPJ) of the finger are relatively rare due to the protected position of this joint in the hand. Injuries to the MPJ of the thumb are more common, although these usually consist of collateral ligament injuries rather than dorsal or palmar dislocations.
Synonyms and related keywords: finger dislocation, finger sprain, thumb dislocation, thumb sprain, dislocated thumb, dislocated finger, sprained finger, sprained thumb, jammed finger, MCP sprain, MCP dislocation, MCP joint dislocation, MCP joint sprain, MPJ sprain, MPJ dislocation
Author: Matthew Gammons, MD 2005

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Matthew Gammons, MD
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Apr 03 2008