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Long-term results from metacarpophalangeal arthroplasty
Annales de Chirurgie de la Main
The authors have been using Swanson's prostheses for MP joint replacement in rheumatoid arthritis since 1968. After thirteen years of experience, they present an analysis of these prostheses from a clinical and radiological point of view. 88 joints replacements in 20 patients are reviewed. These operations were performed between 1968 and 1976. The average follow-up is nine years. The authors compare their results with those obtained in a previous study made in 1975. They show that a replacement arthroplasty with a Swanson type prosthesis, imparts considerable benefits to the patient in the form of complete disappearance of pain, improvement in function, and a more normal looking hand, in spite of radiologic deterioration.
Adult Aged Arthritis, Rheumatoid/physiopathology/radiography/*surgery *Arthroplasty, Replacement Esthetics Female Follow-Up Studies Hand/anatomy & histology/physiology Humans Joint Deformities, Acquired/physiopathology/radiography/surgery Joint Prosthesis Longitudinal Studies Male Metacarpophalangeal Joint/physiopathology/radiography/*surgery Middle Aged Movement Pain/physiopathology Prosthesis Design Prosthesis Failure Range of Motion, Articular Treatment Outcome
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