This type of joint injury is typically caused by accident or injury. It results in painful movement and misalignment of the finger bones. Read on to learn why an orthopedic hand specialist should be consulted for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Causes & Triggers

  • Accident
  • Acute injury
  • Trauma

Signs & Symptoms

  • Altered appearance
  • Difficulty or inability to move finger
  • Pain
  • Swelling

Tips & Treatments

  • Finger dislocations can occur when the finger bends backward beyond the normal range of motion.
  • For proper diagnosis, treatment and optimal healing, seek the advice of an orthopedic medical specialist.


These lists are not inclusive of all conditions and procedures. In order to obtain a complete and accurate diagnosis, a physician should assess your individual situation. Following diagnosis, your physician will discuss appropriate treatment options with you – both surgical and non-surgical. Schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic ONE physician.