Acta Ortopédica Mexicana

Ayala-Gamboa U, Domínguez-Chacón ND
Joint surface resection with a minimally invasive dorsal approach for arthrodesis of the distal interphalangeal joint
Acta Ortop Mex 2015; 29 (5)

Language: Español
References: 15
Page: 251-253
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ABSTRACT

Degenerative joint disease of the distal interphalangeal joint of the fingers precedes its occurrence in all the remaining regions of the body and produces major disability. We describe a distal interphalangeal arthrodesis technique performed with minimally invasive surgery. Case etiology was varied and mean follow-up was 10 months. All cases healed and functional recovery started at postoperative week two. This is a reproducible technique that produces satisfactory results in the short and medium term.


Key words: Arthrodesis, hand, degenerative, minimal invasive.