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    Distal Interphalangeal (DIP)Joint fusion

    posted 9/26/07 in Hand Arthritis

    When the DIP joint becomes arthritic, pain, deformity, and instability can be successfully managed by fusion, to restore function.The elimination at this joint does not appreciably limit range of motion required for most activities.DIP joint fusion can be performed successfully using a variety of techniques, and union rates are characteristically...