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Finger Dislocation (cont.)

Finger Dislocation Causes

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Accidents can cause a "jamming" force to be applied to the end of the finger, or the finger may be forcefully overextended. Either of these situations, or a combination of both, can result in a dislocation.

  • During sports activities, a basketball or baseball may strike the tip of an outstretched finger.
  • The finger might get caught in equipment such as a game jersey or pads.
  • A person may fall onto an outstretched hand.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/31/2014
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