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One-stage Distal Interphalangeal Joint Fusion With External Fixator for the Treatment of Septic Joint Arthritis

Abstract: Septic joint arthritis in the small joints of the hand can be caused by penetrating trauma, ruptured ganglion cysts, or open joint dislocations, among others. The use of external fixation for the treatment of this condition has been reported in the past as a means of temporary joint distraction, or for secondary fusion procedures. In the present article, the authors describe a surgical technique involving the use of a low-cost external fixator for the primary arthrodesis of infected distal interphalangeal joints of the hand. The external fixator is fabricated with simple materials, threaded Kirshner wires, bone cement, and an insulin syringe, which the authors have used to fuse the distal interphalangeal joint primarily when destroyed by septic arthritis.

 Fuente: Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg . 2022 Jun 1;26(2):78-83

 Editorial: Wolters Kluwer Health

 Año de publicación: 2022

 Nº de páginas: 6

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1097/BTH.0000000000000361

 ISSN: 1089-3393,1531-6572

 Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1097/BTH.0000000000000361