Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Dislocation

The most frequently injured joint in sports is the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint, with dislocations at this site being more common than in any other joint in the body. PIP joint dislocations can be anatomically divided into dorsal, volar, or lateral. Dorsal dislocations are the most common. Athletes participating in sports involving manual ball contact, such as football and basketball, experience the highest rates of PIP injuries.

The hinge joint configuration allows flexion and extension only. Each finger joint consists of a fibrous capsule lined by a synovial membrane, two

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