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Occasionally, rheumatoid arthritis can cause a so-called swan neck deformity,
which occurs when the proximal interphalangeal joint is hyperextended and the
distal interphalangeal joint is flexed (Fig. 79). If the central slip of the extensor ...
If, however, the proximal interphalangeal joint cannot be flexed, either the
intrinsics are tight, or there are joint capsule ... The test may be used to determine
whether flexion limitation in the distal interphalangeal joints is due to tightness of
Although active flexion in the lesser toes takes place at the distal and proximal
interphalangeal joints, active extension normally takes place only at the
metatarsophalangeal joints. Thus, all four of the lesser toes should be extended
and flexed ...
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