This procedure is used to resolve the pain of a severely arthritic joint of the finger by permanently stopping finger movement. It is most commonly used for the joint nearest the fingertip, known as the DIP joint, although any joint in the finger can be fused. The surgeon will make an incision on the anterior finger to access the joint. A burr will be used to remove all cartilage and prepare the bone for fusion. A K-wire is placed through the tip of the finger through the joint to hold the joint in place while it fuses. Later, the K-wire is removed to allow the soft tissue to heal after the joint is fused.
9 Medical Pkwy #108, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
(469) 247 3881