• Yuvraj Arora Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics, Arora Multispecialty Hospital, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
  • Ashutosh Mohapatra Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics, Mohapatra Hospital, Ulhasnagar,421003, India
  • Priyam Choudhury Research Trainee, Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, United States, 32224
  • Rajat Jangir Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India


Fracture Dislocation, Kaplan' Lesion, Complex, Metacarpophalangeal Joint, Rare, Unusual, Dorsal Approach


Background: Complex Dislocation of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the hand is a rare and unusual injury. These are also called as Kaplan’s Lesion. They are divided into complex/irreducible and simple/reducible dislocation. Two approaches exist regarding their surgical intervention. We present a case of a 36-year-old weightlifter who presented to us with this uncommon entity and who was successfully treated with a dorsal approach. This case is presented to highlight the occurrence of this dislocation along with a brief discussion on its etiopathogenesis and management.


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