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Trauma (Pediatrics)

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The most commonly dislocated joint in the child's hand is the (AIIMS Nov 2012)



A Distal interphalangeal joint

B Proximal interphalangeal joint

C Metacarpophalangeal joint

D Carpometacarpal joint

Ans. C

Metacarpophalangeal joint

Although dislocations in the hands of children are uncom­mon because the physes are generally weaker than the capsular and ligamentous structures, the metacar­pophalangeal joint is the most commonly dislocated joint.

a. Dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joint is second in frequency, followed distantly by dislocation of the distal interphalangeal joint.

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