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Silastic implant arthroplasty for post-traumatic stiffness of the finger joints.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1960496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In the years 1981 to 1987, 50 patients had 59 replacements of the finger joints. Of these, 41 patients with 49 joint operations were reviewed, with follow-up ranging from two to eight years (average 32 months). About 80% of these patients were satisfied that silastic implant arthroplasty had relieved their pain and stiffness and improved function of the finger and hand. They were satisfied that this procedure was preferable to amputation or fusion. Success or failure was assessed not only on the range of movement of the joint being replaced, but on relief of pain, correction of deformity, stability and overall finger function. The seven patients regarded as failures are analysed in detail.
Authors:
W B Conolly; S Rath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0266-7681     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Br     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-07     Completed Date:  1992-01-07     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403839     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Br     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  286-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Sydney Hospital Hand Unit, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Female
Finger Injuries / surgery*
Finger Joint / physiopathology,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Joint Prosthesis / methods*
Male
Middle Aged
Range of Motion, Articular
Silicone Elastomers*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Silicone Elastomers

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