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Arthritis of the Interphalangeal Joint and Metacarpophalangeal Joint

  • Jae Hoon Lee


Arthritis of the interphalangeal and metacarpophalangeal joints of thumb is caused by degenerative, rheumatism, trauma, etc. and causes pain, instability, and deformity. When conservative treatment such as medication, splinting, and steroid injection is ineffective, arthritis can be treated with synovectomy, tendon reconstruction, arthroplasty, and arthrodesis. This chapter provides an overview and treatment of arthritis of the interphalangeal joint (IPJ) and metacarpophalangeal joints (MPJ) of the thumb.


Arthritis Interphalangeal joint Metacarpophalangeal joint Thumb 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jae Hoon Lee
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryKyung Hee University Hospital at GangdongSeoulSouth Korea

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