Foreign body reaction after modified silicone rubber arthroplasty of the first carpometacarpal joint

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Twenty patients who had been treated with a silicone rubber trapezial implant for degenerative changes in the first carpometacarpal joint were evaluated radiologically and clinically. After a mean follow up of 4.5 years, 11 of the 20 required reoperation and removal of the prosthesis for persisting pain and weakness. In all hands in which the prosthesis remained radiographs showed bone resorption or carpal bone cysts typical of silicone particle synovitis. In the light of these results we now do not recommend this procedure for the treatment of arthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint.


External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Surgery
  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging


  • Adult, Aged, Arthroplasty/adverse effects, Female, Finger Joint/diagnostic imaging, Foreign-Body Reaction/diagnostic imaging, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Osteoarthritis/surgery, Prostheses and Implants/adverse effects, Radiography, Reoperation, Silicone Elastomers/adverse effects
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Diagnostic Radiology, (Lund) (013038000), Reconstructive Surgery (013240300)