Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthroplasty

What Is Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthroplasty?

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Unlocking the Potential of Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthroplasty

Understanding Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthroplasty

Metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints, nestled within your finger knuckles, can be afflicted by rheumatoid arthritis. Metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty, also known as joint replacement, is a procedure designed to address rheumatoid arthritis affecting MCP joints. This intricate procedure involves the removal of damaged joints and tissues, replaced with synthetic materials or artificial implants. While often considered a last resort for rheumatoid arthritis treatment, MCP joint arthroplasty boasts a remarkable success record, with results that endure for numerous years.

Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder, prompts the body to attack its own healthy tissues. It targets the joint lining, leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling. Fingers are a frequent site of rheumatoid arthritis manifestations.

Benefits of Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthroplasty

Swelling and inflammation in the knuckle joint lining can result in debilitating pain, swelling, weakness, and restricted mobility, hampering daily activities. Rheumatoid arthritis-related physical deformities can hinder grasping and pinching. When conservative treatments fall short, severe cases often necessitate MCP joint arthroplasty. The procedure offers compelling benefits, including pain reduction, restored motion and mobility, and overall enhanced hand functionality.

Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthroplasty Procedure

MCP joint arthroplasty entails the surgical removal of diseased joints and adjacent tissues. Innovative silicone or metal components replace the old joints, facilitating pain-free, fluid movement. Following surgery, a splint or cast is typically applied to support the healing process. Subsequently, patients may undergo physical therapy to rejuvenate finger strength and functionality.

The primary objective of MCP joint arthroplasty is to elevate the function and durability of the replaced joint. This well-established procedure has proven highly effective in addressing MCP joint arthritis, delivering enduring outcomes over the long term.

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