finger joint

Summary

Summary: The articulation between the head of one phalanx and the base of the one distal to it, in each finger.

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  1. Fukae J, Kon Y, Henmi M, Sakamoto F, Narita A, Shimizu M, et al. Change of synovial vascularity in a single finger joint assessed by power doppler sonography correlated with radiographic change in rheumatoid arthritis: comparative study of a novel quantitative score with a semiquantitative score. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010;62:657-63 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the relationship between synovial vascularity assessed by quantitative power Doppler sonography (PDS) and progression of structural bone damage in a single finger joint in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
  2. Fukae J, Isobe M, Kitano A, Henmi M, Sakamoto F, Narita A, et al. Positive synovial vascularity in patients with low disease activity indicates smouldering inflammation leading to joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis: time-integrated joint inflammation estimated by synovial vascularity in each finger joint. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2013;52:523-8 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the relationship between synovial vascularity and joint damage progression in each finger joint of patients with RA under low disease activity during treatment with biologic agents.
  3. Furuya S, Soechting J. Speed invariance of independent control of finger movements in pianists. J Neurophysiol. 2012;108:2060-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Strong temporal constraints on finger movements during piano playing may underlie the maintained independent control of fingers over a wider range of tempi, a feature being likely to be specific to skilled pianists...
  4. Engstrand C, Krevers B, Kvist J. Interrater reliability in finger joint goniometer measurement in Dupuytren's disease. Am J Occup Ther. 2012;66:98-103 pubmed
    ..The results indicate that following these standardized guidelines, the interrater reliability of goniometer measurements is high for digital ROM in people with Dupuytren's disease...
  5. Leijnse J, Spoor C. Reverse engineering finger extensor apparatus morphology from measured coupled interphalangeal joint angle trajectories - a generic 2D kinematic model. J Biomech. 2012;45:569-78 pubmed publisher
    ..These accuracies suggest the model reflects real functional EA principles, with potential applications in biomechanical modeling, surgical reconstruction, rehabilitation, and prosthetic EA replacements...
  6. Sun Y, Sobel E, Jiang H. First assessment of three-dimensional quantitative photoacoustic tomography for in vivo detection of osteoarthritis in the finger joints. Med Phys. 2011;38:4009-17 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this pilot clinical study is to assess three-dimensional (3-D) quantitative photoacoustic tomography (qPAT) for in vivo detection of osteoarthritis (OA) in the finger joints...
  7. Fukae J, Isobe M, Kitano A, Henmi M, Sakamoto F, Narita A, et al. Radiographic prognosis of finger joint damage predicted by early alteration in synovial vascularity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Potential utility of power doppler sonography in clinical practice. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2011;63:1247-53 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the relationship between synovial vascularity and progression of structural bone damage in each finger joint in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to demonstrate synovial vascularity as a potential therapeutic ..
  8. Leijnse J, Quesada P, Spoor C. Kinematic evaluation of the finger's interphalangeal joints coupling mechanism--variability, flexion-extension differences, triggers, locking swanneck deformities, anthropometric correlations. J Biomech. 2010;43:2381-93 pubmed publisher
    ..The data as a whole provide the most comprehensive collection of interphalangeal joint trajectories for clinical reference and model validation known to us to date...
  9. Lewis E, Fors L, Tharion W. Interrater and intrarater reliability of finger goniometric measurements. Am J Occup Ther. 2010;64:555-61 pubmed
    ..24 to .95, with passive measures lower than active measures. These results provide clinicians with evidence for using this specific goniometer and issues associated with various therapists assessing finger ROM...

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  1. Wittoek R, Carron P, Verbruggen G. Structural and inflammatory sonographic findings in erosive and non-erosive osteoarthritis of the interphalangeal finger joints. Ann Rheum Dis. 2010;69:2173-6 pubmed publisher
  2. Ozyurekoglu T. Multiple osteochondral autograft transfer to the proximal interphalangeal joint: case report. J Hand Surg Am. 2010;35:931-5 pubmed publisher
    ..0 mm were applied to the defects and congruency was restored. We confirmed vascularity of the grafts by magnetic resonance. The boy returned to full sports activities. No signs of arthritis were seen at 4-year follow-up radiographs...
  3. Punzi L, Frigato M, Frallonardo P, Ramonda R. Inflammatory osteoarthritis of the hand. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2010;24:301-12 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, it is probably preferable to use the double term inflammatory/erosive to better define this particular subset of HOA...
  4. Torok K, Baker N, Lucas M, Domsic R, Boudreau R, Medsger T. Reliability and validity of the delta finger-to-palm (FTP), a new measure of finger range of motion in systemic sclerosis. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2010;28:S28-36 pubmed
  5. Li K, Chen I, Yeo S, Lim C. Development of finger-motion capturing device based on optical linear encoder. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48:69-82 pubmed
    ..A user study evaluated the SmartGlove using a standard protocol and found high repeatability and reliability in both the gripped and flat-hand positions compared with four other evaluated data gloves using the same protocol...
  6. Wittoek R, Cruyssen B, Verbruggen G. Predictors of functional impairment and pain in erosive osteoarthritis of the interphalangeal joints: comparison with controlled inflammatory arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2012;64:1430-6 pubmed publisher
  7. Yuan Z, Zhang Q, Sobel E, Jiang H. Three-dimensional diffuse optical tomography of osteoarthritis: initial results in the finger joints. J Biomed Opt. 2007;12:034001 pubmed
    ..The results of this pilot study show potential for quantitative imaging and diagnosis of early OA by DOT...
  8. Kato M, Echigo A, Ohta H, Ishiai S, Aoki M, Tsubota S, et al. The accuracy of goniometric measurements of proximal interphalangeal joints in fresh cadavers: comparison between methods of measurement, types of goniometers, and fingers. J Hand Ther. 2007;20:12-8; quiz 19 pubmed
    ..We recommend use of the lateral method with any of the three goniometers for measurement of PIP range of motion. Goniometers with short arms are considered to be suitable for the dorsal method...
  9. Terslev L, Torp Pedersen S, Savnik A, von der Recke P, Qvistgaard E, Danneskiold Samsøe B, et al. Doppler ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging of synovial inflammation of the hand in rheumatoid arthritis: a comparative study. Arthritis Rheum. 2003;48:2434-41 pubmed
  10. Oliveria S, Felson D, Reed J, Cirillo P, Walker A. Incidence of symptomatic hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis among patients in a health maintenance organization. Arthritis Rheum. 1995;38:1134-41 pubmed
    ..To quantify the incidence of symptomatic hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis (OA) among members of the Fallon Community Health Plan, a health maintenance organization located in central Massachusetts...
  11. Fioravanti A, Fabbroni M, Cerase A, Galeazzi M. Treatment of erosive osteoarthritis of the hands by intra-articular infliximab injections: a pilot study. Rheumatol Int. 2009;29:961-5 pubmed publisher
    ..No local or systemic adverse reactions were recorded. Our study shows the symptomatic effect and a possible disease modifying action of i.a. infliximab in erosive osteoarthritis of the hands...
  12. Li Z, Tang J, Chakan M, Kaz R. Complex, multidimensional thumb movements generated by individual extrinsic muscles. J Orthop Res. 2008;26:1289-95 pubmed publisher
    ..We concluded that each muscle produces movements in multiple joints and/or in multiple anatomical directions. The findings provide a novel insight into the biomechanical roles of the extrinsic muscles of the thumb...
  13. Houshian S, Chikkamuniyappa C. Distraction correction of chronic flexion contractures of PIP joint: comparison between two distraction rates. J Hand Surg Am. 2007;32:651-6 pubmed
    ..5 mm/day and the other group with 1.0 mm/day. We also compared and evaluated the results of external fixation removal at 1 week versus 2 weeks after full correction...
  14. MacDermid J, Fox E, Richards R, Roth J. Validity of pulp-to-palm distance as a measure of finger flexion. J Hand Surg Br. 2001;26:432-5 pubmed
    ..Further methodological evaluation is required to support the use of pulp-to-palm distance measures as an outcome indicator...
  15. Slobounov S, Johnston J, Chiang H, Ray W. The role of sub-maximal force production in the enslaving phenomenon. Brain Res. 2002;954:212-9 pubmed
    ..Overall, our data suggest that enslaving effect is a task specific phenomenon and depends on the amount of force produced by the master finger...
  16. Petersson I, Jacobsson L. Osteoarthritis of the peripheral joints. Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2002;16:741-60 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, methods of diagnosing and delineating clinically relevant forms of OA, now and in the future, are presented as well as current knowledge of the risk factors for developing and the factors for preventing OA...
  17. Chiu H. A method of two-dimensional measurement for evaluating finger motion impairment. A description of the method and comparison with angular measurement. J Hand Surg Br. 1995;20:691-5 pubmed
    ..The drawback of the two-dimensional method is that it is more difficult to use than the conventional method...
  18. Gong Y, Krakow D, Marcelino J, Wilkin D, Chitayat D, Babul Hirji R, et al. Heterozygous mutations in the gene encoding noggin affect human joint morphogenesis. Nat Genet. 1999;21:302-4 pubmed
    ..The findings reported here confirm that NOG is essential for joint formation and suggest that NOG requirements during skeletogenesis differ between species and between specific skeletal elements within species...
  19. Johnson K. Closing in on the neural mechanisms of finger joint angle sense. Focus on "Quantitative analysis of dynamic strain sensitivity in human skin mechanoreceptors". J Neurophysiol. 2004;92:3167-8 pubmed
  20. Szkudlarek M, Court Payen M, Jacobsen S, Klarlund M, Thomsen H, Østergaard M. Interobserver agreement in ultrasonography of the finger and toe joints in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2003;48:955-62 pubmed
    ..To evaluate the interobserver agreement of ultrasonographic assessment of finger and toe joints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by 2 investigators with different medical backgrounds...
  21. Ostergaard M, Szkudlarek M. Imaging in rheumatoid arthritis--why MRI and ultrasonography can no longer be ignored. Scand J Rheumatol. 2003;32:63-73 pubmed
    ..Pursuing the goal of improving patient care and disease outcome, rheumatologists can no longer afford to ignore MRI and US as means to measure disease activity and joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis...
  22. Lorea P, Medina Henriquez J, Navarro R, Legaillard P, Foucher G. Anterior tenoarthrolysis for severe flexion contracture of the fingers (the "TATA" operation): a review of 50 cases. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2007;32:224-9 pubmed
    ..One PIP joint developed septic arthritis immediately after surgery. The benefit of this salvage operation is mainly in the change of the active range of motion to a more functional arc...
  23. Shrirao N, Reddy N, Kosuri D. Neural network committees for finger joint angle estimation from surface EMG signals. Biomed Eng Online. 2009;8:2 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of the present investigation was to develop a technique to predict the finger joint angle from the surface EMG measurements of the extensor muscle using neural network models.
  24. Polymeropoulos M, Poush J, Rubenstein J, Francomano C. Localization of the gene (SYM1) for proximal symphalangism to human chromosome 17q21-q22. Genomics. 1995;27:225-9 pubmed
    ..We have established linkage for this disorder to markers on chromosome 17 (17q21-q22), with Zmax = 6.98 at theta = 0.05 with marker D17S790...
  25. Verbruggen G, Goemaere S, Veys E. Systems to assess the progression of finger joint osteoarthritis and the effects of disease modifying osteoarthritis drugs. Clin Rheumatol. 2002;21:231-43 pubmed
    ..bone changes allowed the classic OA-associated anatomical lesions to be used to score the progression of finger joint OA...
  26. Marshall M, van der Windt D, Nicholls E, Myers H, Hay E, Dziedzic K. Radiographic hand osteoarthritis: patterns and associations with hand pain and function in a community-dwelling sample. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2009;17:1440-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The objectives of this study were to determine relationships of ROA at different hand joints, use the findings to define radiographic sub-groups and investigate their associations with pain and function...
  27. Dumont C, Burfeind H, Kubein Meesenburg D, Hosten N, Fanghanel J, Gredes T, et al. Physiological functions of the human finger. J Physiol Pharmacol. 2008;59 Suppl 5:69-74 pubmed
    ..data describing the physiological curvature morphology of the corresponding articulating surfaces in each finger joint, it is shown that a) the flexion of each finger joint is described by two angles of flexion; b) in each finger ..
  28. Tan A, Grainger A, Tanner S, Emery P, McGonagle D. A high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging study of distal interphalangeal joint arthropathy in psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis: are they the same?. Arthritis Rheum. 2006;54:1328-33 pubmed
    ..This study used high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the basis for hand disease localization in both conditions...
  29. Houshian S, Schrøder H. Distraction with external fixator for contractures of proximal interphalangeal joints: good outcome in 10 cases. Acta Orthop Scand. 2004;75:225-8 pubmed
    ..The technique was tested on 10 patients. We found that the fixator is easy to apply and effective in reducing contractures of the PIP joint by soft tissue distraction...
  30. Jindrich D, Balakrishnan A, Dennerlein J. Finger joint impedance during tapping on a computer keyswitch. J Biomech. 2004;37:1589-96 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that the MCP joint does work on the interphalangeal joints as well as on the keyswitch...
  31. Hielscher A, Klose A, Scheel A, Moa Anderson B, Backhaus M, Netz U, et al. Sagittal laser optical tomography for imaging of rheumatoid finger joints. Phys Med Biol. 2004;49:1147-63 pubmed
    ..We have used this system to obtain tomographic images of six proximal interphalangeal finger joints from two patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The optical images were compared to clinical symptoms and ultrasound images...
  32. Wang X, Chamberland D, Jamadar D. Noninvasive photoacoustic tomography of human peripheral joints toward diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis. Opt Lett. 2007;32:3002-4 pubmed
    ..As a novel technology with unique advantages, PAT holds promise for early diagnosis of inflammatory joint disorders and accurate monitoring of disease progression and response to therapy...
  33. Taouli B, Zaim S, Peterfy C, Lynch J, Stork A, Guermazi A, et al. Rheumatoid arthritis of the hand and wrist: comparison of three imaging techniques. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2004;182:937-43 pubmed
    ..5-T MRI, 0.2-T low-field-strength dedicated extremity MRI, and radiography to detect and grade bone erosions, joint-space narrowing, and synovitis in the hands and wrists of patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
  34. Verbruggen G, Wittoek R, Vander Cruyssen B, Elewaut D. Morbid anatomy of 'erosive osteoarthritis' of the interphalangeal finger joints: an optimised scoring system to monitor disease progression in affected joints. Ann Rheum Dis. 2010;69:862-7 pubmed publisher
  35. Ghidella S, Segalman K, Murphey M. Long-term results of surgical management of proximal interphalangeal joint contracture. J Hand Surg Am. 2002;27:799-805 pubmed
    ..The best surgical candidate is a patient younger than 28 years with a less severe diagnosis and who has preoperative maximum flexion measurement < 43 degrees...
  36. Georgeu G, Mayfield S, Logan A. Lateral digital photography with computer-aided goniometry versus standard goniometry for recording finger joint angles. J Hand Surg Br. 2002;27:184-6 pubmed
    This study compares the accuracy of computer-aided goniometry with standard goniometry. 109 finger joint angles at the extremes of flexion and extension were measured by a senior hand therapist using standard goniometry...
  37. Dahaghin S, Bierma Zeinstra S, Ginai A, Pols H, Hazes J, Koes B. Prevalence and pattern of radiographic hand osteoarthritis and association with pain and disability (the Rotterdam study). Ann Rheum Dis. 2005;64:682-7 pubmed
    ..To investigate the prevalence and pattern of radiographic osteoarthritis (ROA) of the hand joints and its association with self reported hand pain and disability...
  38. Ejbjerg B, Narvestad E, Rostrup E, Szkudlarek M, Jacobsen S, Thomsen H, et al. Magnetic resonance imaging of wrist and finger joints in healthy subjects occasionally shows changes resembling erosions and synovitis as seen in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2004;50:1097-106 pubmed
  39. Van Sint Jan S, Giurintano D, Thompson D, Rooze M. Joint kinematics simulation from medical imaging data. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 1997;44:1175-84 pubmed
    ..A full complement of interactive tools (virtual dials and buttons controlled via mouse) was used to enhance the user interface. The development of the system, the model and the advantages and disadvantages of the method are discussed...
  40. Chiu H, Su F, Wang S, Hsu H. The motion analysis system and goniometry of the finger joints. J Hand Surg Br. 1998;23:788-91 pubmed
    ..The advantages of using the motion analysis system is that it can record and show the changes in angle of all finger joints continuously during finger motion...
  41. Mangino M, Flex E, Digilio M, Giannotti A, Dallapiccola B. Identification of a novel NOG gene mutation (P35S) in an Italian family with symphalangism. Hum Mutat. 2002;19:308 pubmed
    ..Therefore, this codon should play an important role in NOG gene function. This is the first mutation described for NOG after the initial report of NOG mutations being causative of SYM...
  42. Backhaus M, Burmester G, Sandrock D, Loreck D, Hess D, Scholz A, et al. Prospective two year follow up study comparing novel and conventional imaging procedures in patients with arthritic finger joints. Ann Rheum Dis. 2002;61:895-904 pubmed
    ..Additionally, to study the course of soft tissue lesions depicted in the initial study in comparison with the clinical findings...
  43. Möller B, Bonel H, Rotzetter M, Villiger P, Ziswiler H. Measuring finger joint cartilage by ultrasound as a promising alternative to conventional radiograph imaging. Arthritis Rheum. 2009;61:435-41 pubmed publisher
    To evaluate the reliability and validity of a novel ultrasound (US) imaging method to measure metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and proximal interphalangeal (PIP) finger joint cartilage.
  44. Szkudlarek M, Klarlund M, Narvestad E, Court Payen M, Strandberg C, Jensen K, et al. Ultrasonography of the metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints in rheumatoid arthritis: a comparison with magnetic resonance imaging, conventional radiography and clinical examination. Arthritis Res Ther. 2006;8:R52 pubmed
    ..This study shows that ultrasonography has the potential to improve assessment of patients with RA...
  45. Houshian S, Gynning B, Schrøder H. Chronic flexion contracture of proximal interphalangeal joint treated with the compass hinge external fixator. A consecutive series of 27 cases. J Hand Surg Br. 2002;27:356-8 pubmed
    ..Complications included superficial pin-track infection in 11 cases and pin loosening in four cases...
  46. Scheel A, Schmidt W, Hermann K, Bruyn G, D Agostino M, Grassi W, et al. Interobserver reliability of rheumatologists performing musculoskeletal ultrasonography: results from a EULAR "Train the trainers" course. Ann Rheum Dis. 2005;64:1043-9 pubmed
  47. Sancho Bru J, Perez Gonzalez A, Vergara Monedero M, Giurintano D. A 3-D dynamic model of human finger for studying free movements. J Biomech. 2001;34:1491-500 pubmed
  48. Wassenberg S, Fischer Kahle V, Herborn G, Rau R. A method to score radiographic change in psoriatic arthritis. Z Rheumatol. 2001;60:156-66 pubmed
    ..e. DIP joints), 2) the presence of destructive changes and bone proliferation at the same time. A scoring method for PsA, therefore, has to account for these characteristics of PsA...
  49. Klarlund M, Ostergaard M, Jensen K, Madsen J, Skjødt H, Lorenzen I. Magnetic resonance imaging, radiography, and scintigraphy of the finger joints: one year follow up of patients with early arthritis. The TIRA Group. Ann Rheum Dis. 2000;59:521-8 pubmed
    ..Additionally, to compare the results with radiography, bone scintigraphy, and clinical findings...
  50. Milosavljevic J, Lindqvist U, Elvin A. Ultrasound and power Doppler evaluation of the hand and wrist in patients with psoriatic arthritis. Acta Radiol. 2005;46:374-85 pubmed
    ..To evaluate the ability of high-resolution and power Doppler sonography in detecting joint and tendon abnormalities in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) of the hands and wrists compared with clinical and radiological findings...
  51. Ulkur E, Acikel C, Karagoz H, Celikoz B. Treatment of severely contracted fingers with combined use of cross-finger and side finger transposition flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005;116:1709-14 pubmed
    ..In the present study, the authors combined use of the cross-finger flap and the side-finger transposition flap to cover the skin and soft-tissue defect created by contracture release of severely contracted fingers...
  52. Li Z, Davis G, Gustafson N, Goitz R. A robot-assisted study of intrinsic muscle regulation on proximal interphalangeal joint stiffness by varying metacarpophalangeal joint position. J Orthop Res. 2006;24:407-15 pubmed
    The tightness of intrinsic hand muscles is a common cause of finger joint stiffness...
  53. Leeb B, Sautner J, Andel I, Rintelen B. SACRAH: a score for assessment and quantification of chronic rheumatic affections of the hands. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2003;42:1173-8 pubmed
    ..To establish a questionnaire to quantify the extent of the function and activities of the hand in patients with degenerative or inflammatory disease of the hand and finger joints...