High implant fracture incidence with Sutter silicone metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty.


We performed a retrospective review of Sutter silicone metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint arthroplasties in 34 patients (42 hands, 168 implants) with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients were evaluated at an average of 27 months (minimum follow-up period, 12 months). Twenty percent of the implants were shown to be definitely fractured on final follow-up examination… (More)


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