Inflammatory arthritis after failure of silicone rubber replacement of the radial head

R. S. Vanderwilde, B. F. Morrey, M. W. Melberg, T. N. Vinh

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Abstract

The management of radial head fractures complicated by ligamentous disruption remains a matter of controversy. The use of a silicone radial head implant to provide temporary stability is thought to help to protect the ligaments during healing. The reported complications of long-term implantation of a silicone replacement include fracture, dislocation, synovitis, lymphadenitis and subchondral resorption. We now report one case in which an inflammatory process resulted in generalised cartilage degeneration. This has not previously been noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Volume76
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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