metacarpophalangeal joint

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metacarpophalangeal joint

(mĕt′ə-kär′pō-fə-lăn′jē-əl, -fā-)
Any of the spheroid joints between the heads of the metacarpal bones and the bases of the proximal phalanges.

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.


pertaining to the metacarpus and phalanges.

metacarpophalangeal joint
see Table 11. Called also fetlock.
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Laxity in the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb.
Both insert on the radial aspect of the thumb proximal phalanx base, metacarpophalangeal joint capsule, and radial sesamoid with expansions to the dorsal hood.
Successful manual reduction of locked metacarpophalangeal joints in fingers.
In a precision grip, the pulp surfaces of the thumb and fingers are placed opposite each other--the fingers are flexed and abducted at the metacarpophalangeal joints.
After reduction of fracture, Kirschner wire was inserted into the metacarpal head through the metacarpophalangeal joint, which was held in full flexion.
6 - Endoproteza radial head and wrist metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb.
Postoperatively a wrist-cast manumitting the metacarpophalangeal joint was applied for 6 weeks.
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.
1) The first reported digital replantation was achieved by Komatsu and Tamai, who successfully replanted a completely amputated thumb at the metacarpophalangeal joint in a 28-year-old male.
The patient also experienced pain on valgus stress applied to the metacarpophalangeal joint of the right thumb.
Clinical evaluation of the effects of immobilization followed by remobilization and exercise on the metacarpophalangeal joint in horses.
It interferes with the normal smooth movement of the tendon, 'catching' or locking as the tendon passes under the A1 pulley in the region of the metacarpophalangeal joint.