proximal interphalangeal joints

prox·i·mal in·ter·pha·lan·ge·al joints

the synovial joints between the proximal and middle phalanges of the fingers and of the toes.
Synonym(s): PIP joints

prox·i·mal in·ter·pha·lan·ge·al joints

(PIP) (proks'i-măl in'tĕr-fă-lan'jē-ăl joynts)
The synovial joints between the proximal and middle phalanges of the fingers and of the toes.
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In September 2012, a 21-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department of our hospital with complaints of high fever, cough, sore throat, chest pain, polyarthralgia and polyarthritis involving the wrists, knees, ankles, and proximal interphalangeal joints, and progressive weight loss of 6 kg in 2 months.
2], and her proximal interphalangeal joints were mildly warm and tender bilaterally (Figure 2).
Efficacy and Safety of Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum (CCH) in the Treatment of Proximal Interphalangeal Joints in Dupuytren Contracture: Combined Analysis of Four Phase 3 Clinical Trials (Clinical Paper 80, Clinical Paper Session 18: Dupuytren's Disease, Saturday, October 5, 4:10 - 4:16 p.
The inflammation waxes and wanes over the course of years, resulting in knobbly, painful, inflamed knuckles and finger deformities of the distal and proximal interphalangeal joints.
At 30 days, 60% of all joints, 76% of metacarpophalangeal (MP) and 33% proximal interphalangeal joints achieved clinical success (defined as joint correction to 0 to 5 degrees) following this single injection when two 0.
In this position, the distal interphalangeal joints are extended, the proximal interphalangeal joints are flexed, and the metacarpal joints are extended.
Her hands exhibit Heberden's and Bouchard"s nodes on distal and proximal interphalangeal joints.
History and physical examination revealed intense pain, allodynia, hyperpathia, hyperemia, contracture of the wrist, of the metacarpophalangeal joints and of the proximal interphalangeal joints, abnormal sweating, and increased hair growth over the dorsum of the hand, hypoesthesia, dystrophic nail changes and tremor in the right hand.
Involvement of 1-3 "small" joints (defined as metacarpophalangeal joints, proximal interphalangeal joints, second to fifth metatarsophalangeal joints, thumb interphalangeal joints, and wrists) gets 2 points, regardless of large-joint involvement; involvement of 4-10 small joints gets 3 points.
86% of metacarpophalangeal joints, MCP joints (12 of 14), and 100% of proximal interphalangeal joints, PIP joints (9 of 9), were successfully treated.

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