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 6-8 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

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

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Every patient receives an in-depth consultation to devise a treatment plan that is right for their problem. Our specialists prefer non-operative and non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy, medications, and/or injections. When we require surgery, we will then use minimally invasive surgical techniques to fix your problem, whether it is fixing a broken bone or repairing a tendon. Our goal is always to get you back to living your life normally as soon as possible.

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