To achieve reduction, the DIP joint
was extended by applying finger traction and volar pressure to the base of the distal phalanx.
For index finger, vector of the MCP joint and vector of PIP joint will make the joint angle for MCP joint angle while vector of PIP joint and vector of DIP joint
will make the joint angle for PIP joint angle.
Osteomyelitis or DIP joint
arthritis was not seen in any patient during the follow-up period.
A mallet toe is a flexion deformity of the DIP joint
. Hammer toes differ from claw toes which have extended MTP joints but both PIPs and DIPs are flexed which produces the claw.
Surgery was deferred due to the lack of available skin, which would likely require removal of the DIP joint
in order to recruit the required tissue.
This occurs with forced flexion at the DIP joint
during active contraction of the ED.
Next, therapy was performed that involved proximal interphalangeal and distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint flexion, metacarpophalangeal and wrist extension, a proximal interphalangeal and DIP joint
extension with metacarpophalangeal and wrist flexion repeated ten times for each operatively treated digit.
The same study reported that DIP joint
OA prevalence was significantly higher in women (p<0.001) (8).
On X ray of hands joint space in intercarpal joints was reduced flexion at PIP and hyperextension at DIP joint
of left little finger suggestive of boutonniere deformity ankylosis of PIP and DIP joint
of left index finger and ankylosis of left index finger DIP joint
was seen leading to boutonniere deformity.
The patient is able to flex and extend the DIP joint
on the pinky when the PIP joint is stabilized.
An additional feature on the distal finger segment gives the look of the DIP joint
in the iLimb and Bebionic fingers.