Outcomes of pyrolytic carbon arthroplasty for the proximal interphalangeal joint.

@article{Chung2009OutcomesOP,
  title={Outcomes of pyrolytic carbon arthroplasty for the proximal interphalangeal joint.},
  author={Kevin Chung and Ashwin N Ram and Melissa J Shauver},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={123 5},
  pages={1521-32}
}
BACKGROUND Arthritis of the proximal interphalangeal joint is a debilitating condition commonly treated with arthroplasty. The pyrolytic carbon (pyrocarbon) implant has been developed for proximal interphalangeal joint arthroplasty in these patients. This prospective outcomes study evaluated the outcomes and complications of the pyrocarbon implant for the… CONTINUE READING