Proximal Inter-phalangeal Joint Injury

Date: Wednesday - 03 June 2020

Time: 02:30 - 03:30 PM (UAE Time)

About the Webinar:

The ability to flex and extend the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint is crucial for adequate grip strength. Estimates show that the PIP joint accounts for approximately 85% of the motion required in functional grip due to its shape as a hing joint and its limited tolerance to angular, axial, and rotational stress, it is considered one of the most susceptible joints to injury.

Proximal interphalangeal joint injuries are one of the most common injuries of the hand. The severity of injury can vary from a minor sprain to a complex intra-articular fracture. Due to the complex anatomy of the joint, complications may occur even after an appropriate treatment.

In this presentation, Professor Binu Thomas provided a comprehensive review on how to manage acute proximal interphalangeal joint injury along with management of complications and imparts practical points to help prevent further complications after PIP joint injury.



Professor Binu P Thomas

Professor and Head of Dr.Paul Brand Center for Hand Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Professor Binu P Thomas is a Specialist Hand Surgery Consultant and serves as a permanent faculty member at the Christian Medical College Hospital in Vellore. His clinical practices focuses on managing all hand related injuries including bone fracture fixation, microvascular surgery, replantation, free flaps, micro neural skills. He also specialises in the management of both adult and paediatric brachial plexus injuries. His clinical interests also focuses on congenital hand problems in children.



Dr. Chaitanya Dodakundi

Hand and Micro Surgeon, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr Chaitanya Dodakundi is currently the Hand and Micro Surgeon at Rashid Hospital in Dubai. He graduated from M R Medical College in Bangalore, India.