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Conversion of a ring finger metacarpophalangeal joint arthrodesis to arthroplasty: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17095376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case report presents the conversion of a ring finger metacarpophalangeal joint arthrodesis to arthroplasty, using a pyrocarbon implant. The patient sought a conversion secondary to poor grip strength and inability to perform basic tasks in his job with the Marine Corps. Three months after surgery he had a stable joint and a 50% increase in grip strength.
Vincent Battista; Uel Hansen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0363-5023     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-10     Completed Date:  2007-02-08     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1475-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hand Surgery Service, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX 79920-5001, USA. <>
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MeSH Terms
Arthrodesis / adverse effects*
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Finger*
Hand Strength
Joint Instability / surgery
Joint Prosthesis
Metacarpophalangeal Joint / surgery*
Military Personnel
Reg. No./Substance:
0/pyrolytic carbon; 7440-44-0/Carbon

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