metacarpophalangeal joint


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metacarpophalangeal joint

(mĕt′ə-kär′pō-fə-lăn′jē-əl, -fā-)
n.
Any of the spheroid joints between the heads of the metacarpal bones and the bases of the proximal phalanges.
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met·a·car·po·pha·lan·ge·al joint

(met'ă-kahr'pō-fă-lan'jē-ăl joynt)
The spheroid synovial joints between the heads of the metacarpals and the bases of the proximal phalanges.
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Ulnar collateral ligament injury of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint. Clin J Sport Med.
There was almost full active extension range of motion (ROM) of the metacarpophalangeal joints while the active flexion ROM of these joints was 80.7 [+ or -] 9.6[degrees].
The lesion was closely positioned to the Metacarpophalangeal joint but not invading the capsule.
Excluding the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb, the PIP joint suffers sports-related injuries more frequently than all other joints in the hand (Dawson, 1994).
Having in mind to implement only the prehension function, a degree of freedom (DoF) from the metacarpophalangeal joint, the one concerning the adduction or abduction motions, was eliminated.
Injury to the UCL in the metacarpophalangeal joint (MCPJ) of the thumb may result in disabling chronic instability if not treated adequately.
Movements of 2nd metacarpophalangeal joint were restricted.
Radiographic abnormalities in barrel racing horses with lameness referable to the metacarpophalangeal joint. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, v.32, n.4, p.216-221, 2012.
Congenital hypoplasia of first digital ray (OMIM188100) is a rare situation of underdeveloped thumb and is characterized by varying degrees of incompletely developed first digital ray contracted first web space unstable metacarpophalangeal joint and thenar weakness.12 Thumb hypoplasia has been reported to comprise 3.5% of congenital upper-limb malformations.3 This anomaly is witnessed less often as an isolated entity while syndromic occurrences are frequent and the associations with radial deficiency and musculoskeletal craniofacial cardiac renal gastrointestinal and hematopoietic symptoms have been observed.14 In Pakistan there are only few studies available on limb deficiencies.5-7
Number of patients with hand deformities Hand deformity Right Left Both Total hand hand hands Swan neck 2 2 3 7 Boutonniere 1 1 2 Z deformity 1 1 3 5 Ulnar deviation of the 1 1 4 6 metacarpophalangeal joint Volar subluxation of the 1 3 4 metacarpophalangeal joint Table 3.
True acupuncture was performed at the LI-2 point which is located on the radial side of the index finger in the depression anterior to the metacarpophalangeal joint. The point was stimulated with the finger in slight flexion five times for 60second periods with a 40-second interval between each application.