Interphalangeal Joint Fusion

 This is for severe painful arthritis with little to no preserved motion in the joint.

Interphalangeal Joint Fusion

Interphalangeal fusion is usually reserved for patients with severe painful arthritis with little to no preserved motion in the joint. The goal of a fusion is to eliminate pain caused by arthritis by fusing the two bones together, which will also subsequently eliminate any motion through the joint. This may be done in a variety of methods, but usually involves implanting hardware. The fusion may take six to eight weeks to fully heal, and your activities will be restricted until full healing has occurred.

Interphalangeal Joint Fusion

These are pictures of an interphalangeal thumb fusion using an intramedullary screw.

Interphalangeal Joint Fusion

Personalized care

As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free. 

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