proximal interphalangeal joints

prox·i·mal in·ter·pha·lan·ge·al joints

the synovial joints between the proximal and middle phalanges of the fingers and of the toes.
Synonym(s): PIP joints

prox·i·mal in·ter·pha·lan·ge·al joints

(PIP) (proks'i-măl in'tĕr-fă-lan'jē-ăl joynts)
The synovial joints between the proximal and middle phalanges of the fingers and of the toes.
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The proximal interphalangeal joints, metacarpophalangeal joints, elbows, and knees are mainly involved in reactional states of leprosy, which are also commonly involved in SLE, adding a further diagnostic dilemma.
There is progressive flexion of the proximal interphalangeal joints (PIP) with extension of both the metatarsal phalangeal (MTP) and distal interphalangeal joints (DIP).
Patients most commonly popped proximal interphalangeal joints (15.
Caption: Figure 2: B-mode high resolution ultrasonography image (longitudinal section) of proximal interphalangeal joints showing diffuse dermal and subcutaneous oedema (thick lines) and normal joint space with no evidence of synovitis (thin lines).
X-Ray made on lumbar spine, hands, feet and pelvis showed: multiple osteosclerotic oval-round lesions with a maximum diameter of 10 mm, without osteolysis, with a benign character and with a periarticular localization at the level of the fist, metacarpophalangeal joints, proximal interphalangeal joints, coxofemoral joints, peritarsal, metatarsophalangeal and interphalangeal joints.
In September 2012, a 21-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department of our hospital with complaints of high fever, cough, sore throat, chest pain, polyarthralgia and polyarthritis involving the wrists, knees, ankles, and proximal interphalangeal joints, and progressive weight loss of 6 kg in 2 months.
Hyperkeratotic plaques mimicking knuckle pads were seen on the proximal interphalangeal joints.
The proximal interphalangeal joints were tender bilaterally with palpable synovitis.
The inflammation waxes and wanes over the course of years, resulting in knobbly, painful, inflamed knuckles and finger deformities of the distal and proximal interphalangeal joints.
58 mg of XIAFLEX per affected hand, following which, 60% of all joints, 76% of metacarpophalangeal (MP) and 33% proximal interphalangeal joints achieved clinical success at 30 days, added the company.
The cast may be one of two types, either a short arm volar slab or a short-arm cast extending to the proximal interphalangeal joints with a metacarpo-phalangeal extension (these slabs are initially applied on the palmar side and later completed when swelling goes down).
c) Metacarpophalangeal joints, proximal interphalangeal joints, 2nd-5th metatarsophalangeal joints, thumb interphalangeal joints, wrists.

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