interphalangeal joint


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interphalangeal joint

joint between two phalanges
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The small finger was mostly involved, and abnormalities related to bone of the proximal interphalangeal joint was noted in 29% of patients and in 58% of those with joint stiffness.
Ganglion of the distal interphalangeal joint (myxoid cyst): therapy by identification and repair of the leak of joint fluid.
21) Boutonniere deformity occurs especially because of the involvement of the PIPJs, whereas swan neck deformity may include three joint involvements consisting of the MCPJs, PIPJs and distal interphalangeal joints (DIPJs).
If contracture of the proximal interphalangeal joint has been present with trigger finger for a long time, it usually cannot be corrected by release of the A1 pulley alone.
A flexion deformity at the proximal interphalangeal joint is known as camptodactyly from the Greek "bent finger.
In most of these patients' hands, only two phalanges and one interphalangeal joint can be demonstrated on x-ray examination.
When placed next to the index, its tip does not reach as far as the proximal interphalangeal joint, since it lacks a phalanx and has a short metacarpal; thus from this position, it can readily sweep across the palm and touch the base of the little finger.
Additionally, new bone formation, severe interphalangeal joint destruction and fusion may be confused in these two diseases.
Physical examination revealed no abnormalities other than the loss of extension in the interphalangeal joint of left thumb.
Following the distal interphalangeal joint, it is the second most common site in the hand afflicted by osteoarthritis.
They had to have at least two swollen joints or one swollen metacarpophalangeal joint or proximal interphalangeal joint and to have more than one of the following characteristics: rheumatoid factor positive, anti-CCP positive, morning stiffness exceeding 45 minutes' duration, a response to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and a painful metatarsophalangeal joint squeeze test.