metacarpophalangeal joint

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Noun1.metacarpophalangeal joint - a joint of a finger when the fist is closedmetacarpophalangeal joint - a joint of a finger when the fist is closed
articulatio synovialis, diarthrosis, synovial joint - a joint so articulated as to move freely
finger - any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin"
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Thumb metacarpophalangeal joints may display arcs ranging from 5[degrees] to 115[degrees] of total motion in flexion.
(6) The arthropathy associated with hemochromatosis is manifested as a noninflammatory condition that initially involves the small joints of the hands, particularly the second and third metacarpophalangeal joints and eventually the large articulations, such as the knees, hips, and shoulders.
The document displays all severity grades of synovitis in the metacarpophalangeal joints and in each of the wrist joint areas.
In March 2009, she presented with prolonged morning stiffness and polyarthritis, as evidenced by swelling or tenderness in her metacarpophalangeal joints (MCPs), elbows, shoulders, knees, and ankles.
Kaarela and Kautiainen (3) suggested including 10 metacarpophalangeal joints and wrists, and the second to the fifth MTP joints in the scoring, with a range of 0 to 100.
Violaceous papules or small plaques overlying the dorsal or dorsal-lateral aspects of interphalangeal or metacarpophalangeal joints. Secondary scale, pigmentary change, telangiectasia, or edema can also be present.
An examination revealed pain, swelling, and increased temperature in the carpometacarpal and metacarpophalangeal joints along with a limitation of motion in the left knee.
Olech focus on the wrist and the second and third metacarpophalangeal joints. Imaging both sites takes about 1 hour.
Olech focus on the wrist and on the second and third metacarpophalangeal joints. Imaging both sites takes about 1 hour.
The distal and proximal interphalangeal and metacarpophalangeal joints of the fingers and wrist were painful and reduced when range of motion (ROM) was tested.
Ozgocmen and colleagues at Firat University, Elazig, Turkey, found that Doppler ultrasound helped identify synovial vascularization in the metacarpophalangeal joints of 15 patients with established disease, compared with 30 healthy controls.
Volar subluxation and ulnar deviation in metacarpophalangeal joints, Boutonniere and swan-neck deformities in interphalangeal joints, or Z deformity in the thumb may be seen in this period of disease.[1]