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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Injuries to the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint. J Am Acad Orthop Surg.
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma arising in a gouty tophus at the second metacarpophalangeal joint. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2006: 59: 775-8.
Collateral ligament repair augmented by an A2 pulley flap for chronic ligament rupture of the finger metacarpophalangeal joint. J Hand Surg.
Narrowing of the metacarpophalangeal joints of both index fingers was observed when adalimumab was started (a), and more progressive joint space narrowing existed under treatment with adalimumab, whereas insignificant bone erosion was observed (b).
Another possible aspect is the involuntary finger abduction during the wrist movements since the EDC is also related to the abduction/adduction of the metacarpophalangeal joints.
These procedures included finger metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty using a Swanson silicone implant in five cases, arthrodesis of thumb metacarpophalangeal or interphalangeal joints in four, arthrodesis of finger proximal interphalangeal or distal interphalangeal joints in four, extensor tendon transfer in three, and synovectomy of the finger metacarpophalangeal joint in two cases.
Caption: Figure 2: Joint hypermobility: passive apposition of the thumb to forearm and passive dorsal hyperextension of the metacarpophalangeal joint >90[degrees] (Beighton score: questions 1 and 2).
Active electrode: Placement was half way between the mid-point of distal wrist crease and first metacarpophalangeal joint [8]
(4) This model was constructed out of nylon and plexiglass with surfaces similar in contour to a metacarpophalangeal joint, only at double the normal size, and separated by synovial fluid.
Caption: Figure 1: Diffuse skin thickening and sclerosis of bilateral hands that cross the metacarpophalangeal joint.
The first metacarpal bone osteotomy is carried out when the level of the residual thumb is located in the metacarpophalangeal joint or the base plane of the proximal phalange.