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Swanson silicone implant is the "gold standard" of metacarpophalangeal joint reconstruction in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. However, durability problems of silicone implants have led us to(More)
This paper presents the results of a prospective study of 80 metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasties, in which biodegradable polylactide 96/4 copolymer scaffolds were used. Twenty-three rheumatoid(More)
It was hypothesized that the bioresorbable interposition implant might offer a viable alternative to conventional silicone implant arthroplasty in rheumatoid metacarpophalangeal joint destruction. A(More)