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Hand Clin. 1994 May;10(2):267-75.

Interphalangeal joint arthrodesis.

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Ohio.

Abstract

Interphalangeal joint fusion is a salvage procedure to achieve stability and pain relief and to correct deformity. The multiple fixation techniques for fusion are outlined. Paramount to successful arthrodesis are appropriate preparation of the joint surfaces and careful positioning and coaptation of the bone ends. If this is not accomplished, regardless of fixation technique, a pseudoarthrosis will ensue.

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