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Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e3182657818

Replacement With Silicone Wrist Implant After Failed Silicone Wrist Arthroplasty: 3 Case Reports in Inflammatory Arthritis

Schindele, Stephan MD; Kolling, Christoph MD; Reissner, Lisa MD; Herren, Daniel MD

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Revision surgery after failed silicone wrist arthroplasty is often challenging. In particular, in cases of inflammatory arthritis there is a high incidence of extensive bone loss which leads to a high complication rate in wrist fusion as a salvage procedure. Sometimes the surgeon may be faced with a patient in poor overall medical condition, who is very low demand so that the complexities of wrist fusion after a failed silicone arthroplasty may be contraindicated. For that situation, revision with a silicone prosthesis is a easy method in cases of severe osseous destruction in low demand patients with a long history of inflammatory arthritis.With 3 case reports will describe the topic of replacement with silicone wrist implant after failed silicone wrist arthroplasty.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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