dislocation of the finger

dislocation of the finger

Etymology: L, dis, apart, locare, to place; AS, finger
displacement of a finger at a joint as a result of trauma. In the absence of an accompanying fracture the dislocated finger can usually be reduced by steadying the hand at the wrist and maneuvering the dislocated bone back into place. After reduction, a splint is applied from the fingertip to the palm of the hand, and an x-ray film is obtained.
References in periodicals archive ?
Talking about the Jenas situation, Sir Bobby Robson said: "JJ has a massive dislocation of the finger and unfortunately it's broken as well.
Fifteen days after my op I was seen by the specialist and told the pain was due to a dislocation of the finger, and to stop immediately the exercises I was told to do.