A Rare Case Report of Neglected Chronic Dislocation of Distal Interphalangeal Joint Finger
Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 6 | Issue 2 | Jul-Dec 2021 | page: 49-51 | Rajesh Lalchandani, Mohit Singh, Rakesh Parmar, Rajesh Kumar Yadav
Author: Rajesh Lalchandani , Mohit Singh , Rakesh Parmar , Rajesh Kumar Yadav 
 Department of Orthopedics, ESI Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research, New Delhi, India.
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Dr. Mohit Singh,
Department of Orthopedics, ESI Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research, New Delhi – 110 015, India
Neglected irreducible dislocation of the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint due to low energy trauma is a rare traumatic condition and only 6–7 cases have been reported in literature worldwide. Herein, we present a case of chronic dislocation of the DIP joint which got neglected due to lockdown precipitated by COVID-19. It was caused by low energy trauma of slip and fall from stairs.
Keywords: Axillary block, Distal interphalangeal joint, Finger interphalangeal joint, Joint dislocation, Radial mid-lateral incision
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|How to Cite this article: Lalchandani R, Singh M, Parmar R, Yadav RK. A Rare Case Report of Neglected Chronic Dislocation of Distal Interphalangeal Joint Finger. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics Jul-Dec 2021;6(2):49-51.|
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