proximal interphalangeal joints

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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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Tendons lose their mechanical positioning and extend MTP joint and flex PIP instead of flexing the MTP and extending the PIP joints.
Bony enlargements such as Bouchard's nodes on the PIP joints and Heberden's nodes on the distal interphalangeal are commonly found in hand OA.
Fabrication of this type of PIP joints is accomplished with swaged connectors or forged tulips and is much easier than using the donut rings.
When the cable is pulled, torque is applied to the MCP and PIP joints.
6) The work-up should include posterior/anterior, oblique, and lateral x-rays, followed by an examination of the soft tissue and a range-of-motion evaluation of the metacarpophalangeal and PIP joints.
At the final follow up 51% of MP joints, 68% of IP joints, 70% of PIP joints, 74% of DIP joints and 58% wrist joints regained their normal movements.
The first injection resulted in a mean 81% reduction in the degree of fixed-flexion contracture in treated MP joints, and a 66% decrease in PIP joints.
In our series, we were able to cover the hand defects on volar and palmar wrist, palm, thumb, first web space and fingers up to the level of proximal interphalangeal PIP joints.
In RA of the hands there is soft-tissue swelling of the PIP joints and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints.
The results for both MP and PIP joints that were treated with XIAFLEX are compelling and compare favorably to surgery from both an efficacy and safety point of view," said Dr.