A new prosthesis for the metacarpophalangeal joint. Study of materials and biomechanics.

@article{Petrolati1999ANP,
  title={A new prosthesis for the metacarpophalangeal joint. Study of materials and biomechanics.},
  author={Marzia Petrolati and Gianrico Abbiati and Giacomo A Delaria and Renzo Soffiatti and Pierfrancesco Robotti and Cristina Guerriero},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={59-63}
}
This report discusses the Daphne prosthesis for the metacarpophalangeal joint on the basis of the mechanical, chemical and biological performance of the materials employed. The Daphne prosthesis is a mobile device. The main body is made of a new generation polymethylmetacrylate, while the hinge is made of AISI 316 L stainless steel. Biocompatibility tests were performed on the materials employed. Systemic toxicity, cytotoxicity and contact tests have given favourable results. Mechanical… CONTINUE READING

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