Inflammatory arthritis after failure of silicone rubber replacement of the radial head.

@article{Vanderwilde1994InflammatoryAA,
  title={Inflammatory arthritis after failure of silicone rubber replacement of the radial head.},
  author={R S Vanderwilde and Bernard F. Morrey and M W Melberg and Tuyethoa N. Vinh},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1994},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={78-81}
}
The management of radial head fractures complicated by ligamentous disruption remains a matter of controversy. The use of a silicone radial head implant to provide temporary stability is thought to help to protect the ligaments during healing. The reported complications of long-term implantation of a silicone replacement include fracture, dislocation, synovitis, lymphadenitis and subchondral resorption. We now report one case in which an inflammatory process resulted in generalised cartilage… CONTINUE READING

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