The most common joints affected are the metacarpal phalangeal joints
(MCPs), proximal interphalangeal joints (PIPs), wrists, elbows, knees, mid-foot and the metatarsal phalangeal joints
(MTPs), although this disease can affect any joint in the body except the sacroiliac joints, thoracic spine, and lumbar spine.
On radiographs, mild-moderate degenerative joint disease was visible in the right tarsometatarsal and phalangeal joints
Our nonoperative protocol was that patients were splinted or casted in such a way so that the palmar portion of the cast or splint was proximal to the distal palmar crease and that full flexion of the metacarpal phalangeal joints
and inter phalangeal joints
was possible without impediment from the bulk of the cast or splint.
There was mild tenderness of his left metatarsal phalangeal joints
but no synovial thickening or swelling was appreciated.
Another useful clue: Psoriatic arthritis often affects the distal phalangeal joints
of the fingers and toes, with accompanying characteristic psoriatic nail changes, but it spares the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints.
The arthritis generally involves the proximal and distal phalangeal joints
of the hands.
The deeper prints of trackway 2 preserve greater detail of foot morphology (Fig 3), including footpads that presumably correspond with phalangeal joints
For example, a 28 joint count excludes 42 joints from the earlier 70 joint count, including the metatarsal phalangeal joints
of the feet, acromioclavicular joints, and others.
At length a third, and last, incision was made transversely, opposite the middle of the first phalangeal joint
, and the little finger was at once able to be extended with the greatest ease.
High-resolution ultrasonography of the first metatarsal phalangeal joint
in gout: a controlled study.