A closed dorsolateral dislocation of PIP joint of the fourth toe-a case report and review of literature

  • NK Karn
  • P Nepal
  • N Subedi
  • S Virmani
  • MP Singh
  • GK Singh


Interphalangeal (IP) joint dislocations of the toes are uncommon lesions. We present here a case of closed dorsolateral dislocation of proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint of the fourth toe. Closed reduction and buddy strapping have been done with middle toe for two weeks under digital block. There was painless full range of movement after 2 weeks. We propose that attempt of closed reduction must be given adequately under anesthesia before proceeding for open reduction.

Keywords: Dislocation; Interphalangeal joint; Toes

Internet Journal of Medical Update Vol. 4 (1) 2009: pp. 54-55

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