Vertical locking of the metacarpophalangeal joint in young adults

Kosuke Tajima, Kazuki Sato, Takashi Sasaki, Clayton A. Peimer

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Locking of the metacarpophalangeal joints has been occasionally reported in older adults, but reports of this problem are rare in younger individuals. We report 8 young adult patients with a metacarpophalangeal joint locked in 90° flexion after minor trauma. The cases included 6 little fingers and 2 thumbs in 1 male and 7 female patients aged 16 to 39 years. All were easily reduced closed. We postulate the mechanism of injury. Type of study/level of evidence: Therapeutic IV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1482-1485
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 09-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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