Complex dorsal subluxation of the metacarpo-phalangeal joint of the thumb requiring open reduction : A case report.

Published online: Feb 27 2006

Imran S. Butt, Winston Y. Kim

From Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton, United Kingdom


The authors present an case of a thumb metacarpophalangeal joint dislocation which was made complicated by the interposition of the sesamoid bone which required open reduction. The intact volar plate prevented closed reduction. The anatomy and surgical management of this unusual case is described.