Metacarpophalangeal Joint (MPJ) Arthroplasty
Rheumatoid arthritis frequently leads to destructive changes of the metacarpophalangeal joints which can impair hand function. Replacement of these joints can lead to better finger position and function.
metacarpal heads and synovitis of the MPJ’s and dorsal wrist. Resulting in poor flexion.
Intra-operative view after the synovectomies of the MPJ’s and dorsal wrist was performed along with metacqrpophalangeal joints replacement, extensor tendon realignment and crossed intrinsic transfers performed to prevent recurrent ulnar drift.