Journal article

Cemented versus uncemented surface replacement arthroplasty of the proximal interphalangeal joint with a mean 5-year follow-up

Bruce R Johnstone, Megan Fitzgerald, Katherine R Smith, Lachlan J Currie

JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

PURPOSE: To retrospectively compare the long-term results of cemented and uncemented surface replacement arthroplasties of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint in a single surgeon's experience. METHODS: A cemented prosthesis was used on 18 patients for 27 PIP joints between February 1997 and September 2000. An uncemented prosthesis was used on 18 patients for 21 PIP joints between September 2000 and June 2003. The preoperative and postoperative pain score (0-10) during activities of daily living and the active range of motion for each digit as well as radiographs were assessed. Patients with less than 2 year of follow-up were excluded unless the short follow-up was due to prosthesis remo..

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