A physical examination revealed decreased ROM in both wrists and the MCP joints
with accompanying flexion deformities; however, the affected joints did not demonstrate any signs of active inflammation.
Subject hand sizes (lengths of thumb and fingers and lengths between wrist to MCP joints
of thumb and fingers) were measured prior to the test in order to fit the WDFHO.
In the first 3 months of the study, patients in the group who received methotrexate plus intra-articular-corticosteroid injections experienced significantly lower rates of bone loss in MCP joints
2-5 than did their counterparts in the methotrexate-only group.
The most frequently affected joints associated with Dupuytren's contracture are the joints called the metacarpophalangeal joint, or MCP joint
, which is the joint closest to the palm of the hand and the proximal interphalangeal joint, or the PIP joint, which is the middle joint in the finger.
Course: PDW13: Surface Replacement Arthroplasty of the PIP and MCP Joint
as a Successful Treatment Option for Damaged and Arthritic Joints
Grip Force Range of Motion Precision Power MCP Joints
PIP Joints Grasp (N) Grasp (N) ([degrees]) ([degrees]) TBM Hand 14.
At baseline and week 18, high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) imaging and power Doppler (PD) imaging of the MCP joints
were performed to assess synovial thickness and vascularity.
The PIP and MCP joints
can be successfully replaced with a variety of implants and approaches including dorsal, lateral and palmar.
Severe interphalangeal joint destruction with relative sparing of the MCP joints
is a typical feature of EOA.
The glove uses stretching fabric for the back side of the MCP joints
and semistretching fabric for the palm side so that stretching along the finger direction is avoided.