Doctors urged not to miss this finger injury: case report

Volar rotatory subluxation is easy to miss, but early diagnosis can lead to restoration of full function, authors say

GPs are being encouraged to consider a diagnosis of volar rotatory subluxation when assessing injuries of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint, particularly in sporting injuries.

ski jumper

Trauma and orthopaedic specialists from Bristol Royal Infirmary, UK, report the case of a ski instructor aged 25 years who suffered the often-missed injury to his right index finger.

The left-handed man sustained the injury coming off a jump on a dry ski slope. He landed on fully extended fingers putting an axial load through