Clinical Pearl No. 69 - Aug. 2021
Using a Relative Motion Orthosis when Treating a Boutonniere Injury

Using a Relative Motion Orthosis when Treating a Boutonniere Injury

Karol S. Young, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Commonly, individuals with sports related proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint injuries may seek care several weeks after injury or may even ignore the injury until the season is over. Because many athletes do not recognize the severity of a volar dislocation of the PIP joint, the injury often progresses to a boutonnière deformity prior to seeing a medical professional.

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