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Proximal interphalangeal joint replacement with an unconstrained pyrocarbon prosthesis (Ascension(R)): a long-term follow-up

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Heers, Guido ; Springorum, Hans-Robert ; Baier, Clemens ; Götz, Jürgen ; Grifka, Joachim ; Renkawitz, Tobias
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 26 Aug 2016 13:22


There have been limited publications that report long-term outcomes of pyrocarbon implants. This report describes both clinical and radiographic long-term results for patients who have been treated with pyrocarbon proximal interphalangeal implants. Thirteen implants in ten patients are reported for an average follow-up of 8.3 years (range 6.2–9.3). All patients were suffering from degenerative ...


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