Metacarpophalangeal Joint Dislocation Medication

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

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



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.