Proximal interphalangeal joint replacement with an unconstrained pyrocarbon prosthesis (Ascension(R)): a long-term follow-up.

@article{Heers2013ProximalIJ,
  title={Proximal interphalangeal joint replacement with an unconstrained pyrocarbon prosthesis (Ascension(R)): a long-term follow-up.},
  author={Guido Heers and Hans Robert Springorum and Christian Baier and J Goetz and J. Grifka and Tobias Renkawitz},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery, European volume},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={680-5}
}
There have been limited publications that report long-term outcomes of pyrocarbon implants. This report describes both clinical and radiographic long-term results for patients who have been treated with pyrocarbon proximal interphalangeal implants. Thirteen implants in ten patients are reported for an average follow-up of 8.3 years (range 6.2-9.3). All patients were suffering from degenerative joint disease. Five of the 13 digits were free of pain, the remaining eight digits had mild to… CONTINUE READING
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