A cartilagenous graft as an adjunct to finger joint implant arthroplasty.

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A method is described which is proposed to prolong the functional life of a Silastic finger joint endoprosthesis which has been shown to fail because of abrasion and cutting by the recipient bones. Swanson design Silastic finger joint prostheses were implanted into the knee joints of rabbits. The technique of simultaneously transplanting ear cartilage to… (More)

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