Physical exam revealed a nodular prominence, with mild tenderness, in the area of her PIP and DIP joints
of the right hand (Figure 4).
All operated fingers were immobilized using single finger splints and passive range of motions (ROM) of the DIP joints
were started on postoperative day 2.
But after excision of affected middle phalanx of right ring finger followed by iliac bone grafting and arthrodesis of PIP and DIP joints
, she has been found disease free for last six years.
He had painful swellings with functional impairment in the DIP joints
for seven to eight months after which the deformities started to develop.
To evaluate the range of flexion of the DIP joints
and to quantify the resistance to adhesion formation after the repair of the profundus tendons, measurements of the friction force between the FDS and FDP were made by applying a load (N) to the FDP tendon while measuring the displacement between FDS and FDP.
Symptomatic hand osteoarthritis involved mostly DIP joints
The Bebionic and Bebionic v2 are the only hands that allow for compliance in both the MCP and DIP joints
. Although they are rigidly coupled to each other, the actuator is connected to the proximal link through a pinned slot.
A single DoF (flexion/extension) characterizes the MCP and IP joints of the thumb as well as the PIP and DIP joints
of the fingers.
Others18,22 were able to cover DIP joints
by exteriorising the flap pedicle and extension of wrist.
After the suture (modified Kessler), the PIP and the DIP joints
were splinted in full extension in the operating room.
(5) A typical patient will present with stiff, swollen and tender DIP joints
, in an asymmetric fashion.
* Part of primary generalised osteoarthritis (OA) with Heberden's nodes of DIP joints