Intracarpal synovitis related to Dacron interposition after trapeziectomy: a report of three cases.

@article{Chantelot2004IntracarpalSR,
  title={Intracarpal synovitis related to Dacron interposition after trapeziectomy: a report of three cases.},
  author={Christophe Chantelot and Mohamed Rtaimate and Sandra Chantelot-Lahoude and Henri Migaud and Christian Fontaine},
  journal={Chirurgie de la main},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={208-11}
}
To prevent the mechanical consequences of trapeziectomy, interposition devices are promoted, such a Dacron spacer. We report three cases of osteolysis and synovitis related to the use of such a device. This phenomenon occurred 4 months after insertion and required revision surgery after 9 months of follow-up because of pain and extensive osteolysis of the carpal bones. Revision consisted of an extended synovectomy, removal of the broken Dacron followed by a ligamentoplasty using the Flexor… CONTINUE READING