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Irreducible dislocation of the interphalangeal joint of the thumb: a case report

Verhelle, Nicolasa; Van Ransbeeck, Hildeb; De Smet, Lucb

European Journal of Emergency Medicine: December 2003 - Volume 10 - Issue 4 - p 347-348
CASE REPORT
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A case of open irreducible dislocation of the interphalangeal joint of the thumb with interposed flexor pollicis longus tendon and palmar plate with sesamoid bone is described.

aDepartment of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Catholic University of Leuven, UZ Gashuisberg, Herestraat 49, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium

bDepartment of Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery, Catholic University of Leuven, UZ Pellenberg, Weligerveld 1, B-3212 Pellenberg, Belgium

Correspondence to Luc De Smet, Department of Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery, KUL, UZ Pellenberg, Weligerveld 1, B-3212 Lubbeek (Pellenberg), Belgium

Tel: +32 16 338800; fax: +32 16 338803;

e-mail: luv.desmet@uz.kuleuven.ac.be

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