distal interphalangeal joints


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dis·tal in·ter·pha·lan·ge·al joints (DIP),

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

dis·tal in·ter·pha·lan·ge·al joints

(DIP) (dis'tăl in'tĕr-fă-lan'jē-ăl joynts)
The synovial joints between the middle and distal phalanges of the fingers and of the toes.
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During the examination, the patients were seated in a comfortable position with their hands and fingers supported so as to keep a position of slight wrist extension with the metacarpophalangeal, proximal interphalangeal and the distal interphalangeal joints in full extension.
Examination of the dorsal surface of his hands revealed multiple erythematous patches, blisters, and calluses, as well as ulcerations on the proximal and distal interphalangeal joints (FIGURE 1).
Examination of the hands shows Heberden's nodes in the distal interphalangeal joints of both hands.
3rd distal interphalangeal joints, 2nd and 3rd proximal interphalangeal
Examination of this otherwise healthy-appearing woman revealed five or six vesicles, each approximately 0.5 cm in diameter, located between the proximal and distal interphalangeal joints on the extensor surface of the third digit of the left hand.

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