Nonrheumatoid Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthritis. Unconstrained Pyrolytic Carbon Implants: Indications, Technique, and Outcomes

Wendy Parker, Steven L. Moran, Kirsten B. Hormel, Marco Rizzo, Robert D. Beckenbaugh

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Unconstrained pyrolytic surface replacement arthroplasty provides the benefits of a more natural center of rotation with preservation of native ligamentous joint stability. Initial short-term results show excellent motion, pain relief, and restoration of pinch and grip strength. These results are encouraging, and suggest that pyrolytic carbon arthroplasty may be a reasonable option for joint salvage in patients suffering from MP joint osteoarthritis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-193
Number of pages11
JournalHand Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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