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pertaining to the metacarpus and phalanges of the fingers.

met·a·car·po·pha·lan·ge·al (MCP),

Relating to the metacarpus and the phalanges; denoting the articulations between them.

metacarpophalangeal (MCP)

Etymology: Gk, meta, beyond, karpos, wrist, phalanx, line of soldiers
pertaining to the metacarpal bones of the hand and the phalanges of fingers, as in metacarpophalangeal joints.


(MCP) (met'ă-kahr'pō-fă-lan'jē-ăl)
Relating to the metacarpus and the phalanges; denoting the articulations between them.


pertaining to the metacarpus and phalanges.

metacarpophalangeal joint
see Table 11. Called also fetlock.
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This cast is to immobilise the wrist in the neutral position, metacarpophalangeal joints at 90 degrees and interphalangeal joints straight (lumbrical position).
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At three years, 451 patients with metacarpophalangeal (MP) joints that achieved clinical success (less than or equal to five degrees) were evaluable.
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A 22 year-old female with high fever, chills, fatigue and pain in the 4th metacarpophalangeal joint of the right hand for 5 days applied to our emergency unit upon developing sudden onset pain, dyspnea and high fever (41[degrees]C).
Treatment with XIAFLEX significantly reduced the angle of contracture for patients with Dupuytren's contracture in both their metacarpophalangeal (MP) and proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints, with clinically meaningful responses in both less severe and more severe contractures.
Instead, the team found that fingernail trauma was a bigger problem for people with a wider hand circumference, or the size of the hand around the metacarpophalangeal, or metacarpal, joint, where the fingers meet the palm.