What is a proximal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis?

What is a proximal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis?

Proximal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis is an effective means of restoring hand function. The tension band technique is a reliable and cost-effective means of stabilizing the arthrodesis while allowing early hand motion.

What is arthrodesis of the finger?

Finger joint fusion, also called arthrodesis, is a surgical procedure to fuse together the bones of the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint, the joint closest to the fingernail. The technique is performed to alleviate pain, improve stability and improve deformity in DIP joints severely affected by osteoarthritis.

What is interphalangeal joint fusion?

It involves excising (removing) the joint surfaces and then pinning the joint straight, until the fusion has united (the bone has grown across). This is performed through an incision across the dorsum (back) of the joint, approximately 2cm across.

Is arthrodesis a surgery?

Arthrodesis, also referred to as a joint fusion, the uniting of two bones at a joint, is typically completed through surgery. In simple terms, the orthopedic surgeon manually straightens out the damaged joint, removes the cartilage, and then stabilizes the bone so that they heal together.

What is subtalar arthrodesis?

Subtalar arthrodesis entails surgical fusion of the posterior aspect of the subtalar joint to alleviate pain in patients with conditions such as post-traumatic arthritis after calcaneal fractures or adult-acquired flatfoot deformity due to posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, as well as other disorders.

How long does it take to recover from finger joint replacement?

Within about eight to 10 weeks, the majority of patients regain, on average, about two-thirds of the finger’s normal range of motion. By that point, patients are able to resume their usual activities.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a finger joint?

Finger Joint Pros & Cons

  • Makes a straighter joint.
  • Less wood gets wasted during manufacturing.
  • Cost Effective.
  • Durable for a vertical load.
  • Adhesives can be applied to create a stronger joint than mortise and tenon.


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