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Finger Dislocation (cont.)

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Author: Kevin P Collins, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Coauthor(s): Robert McCormack, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo; Clinical Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital.

Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

REFERENCE: MedscapeReference.com. Finger Dislocation Joint Reduction.

Previous contributing editors: Joseph A Salomone III, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Truman Medical Center, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor III, MD, Vice-Chief, Compliance Officer, Attending Physician Emergency Medicine Residency, Department of Emergency Medicine, Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, University of South Carolina.


Last Editorial Review: 12/28/2011

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Dislocation of a joint occurs when traumatic forces cause complete loss of continuity between the joint’s 2 articulating surfaces.

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