Osteoarthritis: arthroplasty treatments for proximal interphalangeal OA
A Prospective, Randomized Comparison of 3 Types of Proximal Interphalangeal Joint ArthroplastyJ Hand Surg Am. 2012 Sep;37(9):1770-1779.e3
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43 patients (62 proximal interphalangeal joints) with proximal interphalangeal joint osteoarthritis were included in a study to examine the effectiveness of three types of arthroplasty implants. Patients were randomized to receive surface replacement arthroplasty with a titanium-polyethylene (TI) implant, a pyrocarbon (PY) implant, or arthroplasty with a silicone (SI) spacer. Over a mean follow up...
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