A finger dislocation is an abnormal alignment of the bones of a finger. Due to injury, the bones separate, and one of them moves out from its normal position in the joint. Therefore, the joint's articulating surfaces no longer touch each other, whereas finger subluxation occurs when the loss of continuity between the joint's articulating surfaces is only partial: The bones lose their normal relationship but still touch each other.

Finger dislocation is a common hand injury in athletes. Several sports have been associated ...

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