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distal

[′dist·əl]
(biology)
Located away from the point of origin or attachment.
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1 4 4 -- -- 2 4 3 -- -- 3 4 4 -- -- 4 3 4 Pain over the YES plate 5 4 3 Wound dehiscence YES and infection 6 3 4 -- -- 7 3 4 Extensor tendon YES adhesion 8 4 4 Fracture YES 9 3 4 -- -- M, male; F, female; y, year; m, month; Stage, Steinbrocker stage; F-U, follow-up; CMJ, carpometacarpal joint; MPJ, metacarpophalangeal joint; IPJ, interphalangeal joint; DIPJ, distal interphalangeal joint; Auto, autograft; Alio, allograft; MC, metacarpal.
All 6 patients with radiographic evidence of OA showed involvement at the metacarpal phalangeal and distal interphalangeal joints, whether or not they popped their knuckles.
In our case, the involvement of distal interphalangeal joints in the hand and the negative results for rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic cirtullinated peptide (anti-CCP) values, in addition to normal wrist joints, enabled us in ruling out the diagnosis of RA.
Digital skin creases are located consistently proximal to their corresponding distal interphalangeal joints, lying at mean distances of 7-7.8 mm proximal to the joint.
If treatment for triggering or median nerve compression is delayed, permanent damage to the median nerve and fixed contractures of the distal interphalangeal joints may occur.

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