Metacarpophalangeal Joint Dislocation Medication

Updated: May 24, 2017
  • Author: Matthew Gammons, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The goals of pharmacotherapy are to reduce morbidity and prevent complications.

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Anesthetics

Class Summary

Local anesthetic may be injected directly into the MCP joint when performing stress testing or closed reduction.

Lidocaine HCL1% (Xylocaine, Dilocaine, Anestacon)

Blocks both the initiation and conduction of nerve impulses by decreasing the neuronal membrane's permeability to sodium ions, causing a blockade of conduction.

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