Denervación de la articulación interfalange proximal. (Inglés)

«Denervación de la articulación interfalange proximal: Procedimiento práctico y sencillo.»

Lorea, Patrick; Ezzedine, Rabih; Marchesi, Simona


Pain relief in osteoarthritis of the proximal interphalangeal joint is a difficult problem. Joint denervation, a technique yielding good reproducible results in wrist and first carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis, is, at the proximal interphalangeal joint level, a good alternative to implant arthroplasty or arthrodesis. The surgical technique is simple and may be performed under local anesthesia. Results are satisfactory with about 80% pain relief.

Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery. 8(4):262-265, December 2004.

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