Osteoarthritis of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the hand: arthroplasty or fusion?

Abstract

Forty-three procedures on the proximal interphalangeal joint in 24 patients are retrospectively reviewed. A diagnosis of erosive osteoarthritis accounted for 83% of the joints that had operation. Flexible silicone interposition, cemented Biomeric arthroplasty, or arthrodesis were done based on the individual functional needs of each patient and involved… (More)

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