Grading of radiographic osteolytic changes after silastic metacarpophalangeal arthroplasty and a prospective trial of osteolysis following use of Swanson and Sutter prostheses.

@article{Parkkila2005GradingOR,
  title={Grading of radiographic osteolytic changes after silastic metacarpophalangeal arthroplasty and a prospective trial of osteolysis following use of Swanson and Sutter prostheses.},
  author={Timo J Parkkila and Eero A. Belt and Markku Hakala and Hannu J. Kautiainen and Juhana Ilmari Leppilahti},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={382-7}
}
The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of radiographic osteolysis following insertion of 89 Swanson and 126 Sutter metacarpophalangeal implants in rheumatoid arthritis patients. The mean follow-up time in the two groups of patients was 57 (40-80) and 55 (36-79) months, respectively. This paper proposes a new method of classifying radiographic osteolysis. The remarkable number of osteolytic changes seen in the bones adjacent to MCP prostheses in this study would suggest that… CONTINUE READING

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