Silicone rubber implants for arthrosis of the scaphotrapezial joint

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Between 1980 and 1983, 10 patients received high performance silicone rubber condylar implants for the treatment of isolated degenerative changes of the scaphotrapezial joint. Early clinical and radiographic results (at a mean of 15 months) were excellent. Late follow up of these 10 together with a further 11 patients, however, showed migration of the implant and radiological signs of silicone particle synovitis in all but two. We no longer recommend this operation for treatment of isolated arthrosis of the scaphotrapezial joint.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Orthopedics
  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
  • Surgery


  • arthritis, scaphotrapezial joint, Silastic implant
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-176
JournalScandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery
Issue number2
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), Clinical and Molecular Osteoporosis Research Unit (013242930)