Treating Swan Neck Deformity with Oval-8 Finger Splints

Posted by Jennifer Curtis on Thu, Feb 12,2015 @ 11:35 AM

At first glance, diagnosing Swan Neck Deformity seems like a "no brainer". You have visual confirmation of hyperextension of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint and flexion of the distal interphalangeal (DIP). The finger is contorted into the shape of a swan neck. And, your patient has Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

Yes. Swan Neck Deformity does show up in about half of all RA patients; but, there are a surprising number of other causes, including Cerebral Palsy, Lupus, Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Marfans, post-traumatic flexor tendon ruptures and ischemic injuries.

Read More

Tags: Swan-neck deformity

This blog is presented for informational purposes. We will gladly answer questions pertaining to products, however, we cannot provide specific patient diagnoses or treatment recommendations.

 


Are you a patient of a consumer?  Checkout the Oh My Arthritis Blog with helpful information on how to live your best life with arthritis and other health conditions OMA_logo_Google Merchat Cenetr_2