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Dislocations and joint injuries in the hand 

Dislocations and joint injuries in the hand
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Dislocations and joint injuries in the hand
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Peter Burge

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012021
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date: 13 December 2019

Dislocation – X-ray first if possible, then early reduction

Many injuries can be treated with splintage

Many unstable injuries can be treated with percutaneous wire fixation

Chronic instability most commonly affects the thumb

CMC joint injuries often need wiring if unstable.

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