excisional arthroplasty

excisional arthroplasty

surgical technique used to correct lesser digital deformity involving excision of head of (proximal or intermediate) phalanx, extensor hood resection, metatarsophalangeal joint capsulotomy, plantar capsular release and extensor tenotomy (identified as necessary by Kelikian push-up test); see Keller's procedure
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An excisional arthroplasty is performed, followed by antimicrobial therapy, and eventually, revision arthroplasty.
Excisional arthroplasty and cheilectomy are also routinely used.