Fractures and Dislocations of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint

  • David J. Shewring
Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)


The proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) is commonly injured. Many of these injuries are relatively minor, but the joint is unforgiving and frequently becomes stiff. Early appropriate treatment will minimalize long-term problems and facilitate earlier safe return to sport. This chapter covers the essential anatomy and behaviour of these joints, common injury patterns and treatment as well as the rationale and pitfalls in management.


Proximal interphalangeal joint Fractures Dislocations Pilon fractures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Shewring
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  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity Hospital of WalesCardiffUK

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