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Proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint arthroplasty for PIP joint arthritis

Epublication WebSurg.com, Dec 2013;13(12). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3834

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Arthritis of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint has long presented a challenge for both surgeons and patients alike. The interplay between the joint’s soft tissue and bony anatomy is complex, as the components must work in tandem to provide an acceptable balance of both stability and motion. In the past, arthrodesis, or fusion of the joint with compression screw fixation and plating systems, was the gold standard in the treatment of arthritic joint conditions. PIP joint arthroplasty using a silicone implant is an old but safe procedure in people who do not need to use their labor force.