S63.11: Dislocation of finger: Metacarpophalangeal (joint)
You have dislocated a finger.
The hand and fingers consists of a lot of small bones and joints. The wrist is immediately after the forearm, followed by the metacarpus and then the individual phalanges of the hands. The bones in joints are also connected by tendons made from connective tissue. When bones in a joint are no longer properly aligned, we say it is dislocated. Tendons may then get pushed out of their natural position.
Your finger bones and metacarpal bones are not properly aligned with one another.
When someone has a dislocated joint, they may be in pain or unable to move their hand properly.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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