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Bilateral silicone induced synovitis of the wrist.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2963912     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Silicone induced synovitis is a rare, but well reported complication of implant surgery for rheumatoid disease and osteoarthritis (OA). Although familiar to the orthopedists and particularly the hand surgeons, this clinical entity deserves greater attention by rheumatologists, in view of the increasing frequency of small joint replacement. Our report documents the occurrence of bilateral silicone induced synovitis of the wrist following insertion of silicone-dacron trapezial prosthesis for carpometacarpal OA of the thumb.
W E Byrd; J A Nunley
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of rheumatology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0315-162X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1987 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-25     Completed Date:  1988-03-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501984     Medline TA:  J Rheumatol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1202-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Orthopedics, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27710.
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MeSH Terms
Finger Joint / surgery
Joint Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis / surgery
Polyethylene Terephthalates
Synovitis / etiology*
Wrist Joint* / surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polyethylene Terephthalates; 0/Silicones

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