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Proximal interphalangeal joint arthroplasty with silicone implants (NeuFlex) by a lateral approach: a series of 51 cases.
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PMID:  21724684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aim of this study is to assess outcomes of a lateral surgical approach for proximal interphalangeal joint arthroplasty with NeuFlex® silicone implants for primary degenerative osteoarthritis. We reviewed 51 arthroplasties performed on 43 patients. The mean follow up period was 36 months (range 18-42). The average preoperative range of motion (ROM) was 38°. The average postoperative ROM was 63°. In 21/51 (41%) cases, there was an average axial deviation of 17° (range 10-30°). VAS and Quick DASH scores improved. In 5/51 (10%) cases, further surgery was required. Our lateral approach seems to be effective and minimally invasive, providing adequate exposure. Contralateral incision and contralateral ligament reinforcement should be performed, whenever necessary, to improve lateral stability.
M Merle; F Villani; B Lallemand; L Vaienti
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery, European volume     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2211     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-7-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101315820     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Eur Vol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Institut Européen de la Main, Hopital Kirchberg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
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