metacarpophalangeal joint


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metacarpophalangeal joint

(mĕt′ə-kär′pō-fə-lăn′jē-əl, -fā-)
n.
Any of the spheroid joints between the heads of the metacarpal bones and the bases of the proximal phalanges.

met·a·car·po·pha·lan·ge·al joint

(met'ă-kahr'pō-fă-lan'jē-ăl joynt)
The spheroid synovial joints between the heads of the metacarpals and the bases of the proximal phalanges.

metacarpophalangeal

pertaining to the metacarpus and phalanges.

metacarpophalangeal joint
see Table 11. Called also fetlock.
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Skeletal injuries associated with rupture of the ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb.
Our patients who have only their thumbs partially free have a prehensile pattern consisting of the ulnar aspect of the thumb (usually the interphalangeal or the metacarpophalangeal joint surface) opposing the proximal radial border of the index finger.
A 30-year-old female patient came to our clinic complaining of pain and swelling in the third metacarpophalangeal joint of the right hand.
It can progress from either the distal to proximal aspect or proximally to distally and occasionally by disturbance of balance in the middle or metacarpophalangeal joint.
86% of metacarpophalangeal joints, MCP joints (12 of 14), and 100% of proximal interphalangeal joints, PIP joints (9 of 9), were successfully treated.
The metacarpophalangeal joint is usually involved first and later the proximal interphalangeal joint.
Injuries of the ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb are encountered frequently.
Disarticulation through the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb was successfully performed, followed by chemotherapy.
These maneuvers include passive dorsiflexion of the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint to at least 90 degrees, opposition of the thumb to the volar aspect of the ipsilateral forearm, hyperextension of the elbow to at least 10 degrees, hyperextension of the knee to at least 10 degrees, and the ability to place the hands flat on the floor without bending the knees.
A pulley is made in the region of the pisiform bone, and the transfer is attached near the metacarpophalangeal joint.
Secondary metacarpophalangeal joint hyperextension and associated carpal tunnel syndrome must be diagnosed and addressed to prevent poor outcomes.
Thumb metacarpophalangeal joint stabilization during carpometacarpal joint surgery.