Dislocation of other specified part of finger is an injury to the finger that occurs when a bone is forced out of its normal position within the joint, resulting in pain, swelling, and loss of movement. Common causes of this injury include trauma caused by a fall, a blow to the finger, or a direct hit to the joint.
Diagnosis of a dislocation of other specified part of finger is typically made through a physical exam and an X-ray. The X-ray may show the dislocation, as well as any associated fractures.
Other conditions that can cause pain, swelling, and loss of motion in the fingers include tendonitis, arthritis, and fracture.
Treatment typically consists of a closed reduction, where the doctor manually manipulates the joint back into its correct position. If the joint does not stay in position, surgery may be required. Once the joint is back in position, the finger will be immobilized in a splint for several weeks.
The prognosis for a dislocation of other specified part of finger is generally good, provided that the joint is reduced and immobilized correctly. With proper care, the joint should heal and the patient should regain full motion and strength in the finger.