Kirsten B Hormel

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PURPOSE To retrospectively review the surgical technique, postoperative therapy/splinting protocols, and clinical and radiographic outcomes of patients who had pyrolytic carbon proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint arthroplasty. METHODS A total of 50 PIP joint replacements in 35 patients were performed with a minimum follow-up period of 27 months.(More)
PURPOSE To review early outcomes of arthritic metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints treated with nonconstrained pyrolytic carbon implants to evaluate efficacy, clinical outcomes, and durability. METHODS One hundred forty-two consecutive arthroplasties (61 patients) were retrospectively reviewed. Diagnoses included osteoarthritis (OA), traumatic arthritis, and(More)
Unconstrained pyrolytic surface replacement arthroplasty provides the benefits of a more natural center of rotation with preservation of native ligamentous joint stability. Initial short-term results show excellent motion, pain relief, and restoration of pinch and grip strength. These results are encouraging, and suggest that pyrolytic carbon arthroplasty(More)
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