Eur J Plast Surg (2017) 40:117–122 DOI 10.1007/s00238-016-1243-1 ORIGINAL PAPER 1 1 1 Mohamed Elsaid Abdelshaheed & Ahmed Abdel-Galil Khalil & Reda Abdallah Younis & 1 1 Ahmed Mohamed Bahaa El-Din Moustafa & Samy Ahmed Mahmoud Shehabeldin Received: 4 May 2016 /Accepted: 25 August 2016 /Published online: 15 September 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract from the injured finger. Overall patient satisfaction Background The proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint was very good. plays an important role in both grasp and pinch. In Conclusions Gap arthroplasty is an easy and effective terms of mobility and stability, an intact PIP joint plays technique for the PIP joint, and it does not require ex- an important role in isolated finger function as well as pensive materials as do artificial joint procedures. the function of the entire hand. Currently, there are only However, further studies are needed to conduct a long- a few surgical management protocols: arthrodesis, term functional evaluation. arthroplasty without joint replacement and arthroplasty Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. with prosthetic replacement. This study aims to evaluate . . . . the gap arthroplasty technique as an alternative method Keywords Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Gap for PIP joint reconstruction and to
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