Volar Plate Fracture
Isolated avulsion fractures, that involve less than 40% of the articular surface, can be placed in a dorsal finger splint. Dislocations require reduction in the ED by disengaging the middle phalanx, applying traction, and then flexing the PIP joint. A dorsal extension block splint is then placed with the PIP joint in 30Â° of flexion. This is important to prevent further extension of PIP joint which will exacerbate injury. Patients should have routine follow-up with orthopedics or a hand surgeon.