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The correction of rheumatoid ulnar drift by silicone prostheses with tendon transfer

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Summary

Fifty hands with rheumatoid ulnar drift treated by resection of the metacarpal heads and replacement with silicone prostheses were studied. The procedure is outlined which consists of an arthroplasty using a silicone prosthesis with tendon transfer. The complications are also studied and the results evaluated. Of the cases studied 20% were excellent, 40% were good, and 40% fair.

Résumé

Cinquante mains rhumatoïdes avec coup de vent cubital ont été traitées par résection des têtes métacarpiennes et remplacement par prothèses. La technique est décrite, qui consiste en une prothése de silicone et un transfert tendineux. Les complications sont également étudiées et les résultats évalués avec un recul d'1 à 8 ans. Les résultats sont les suivants: 20% excellents, 40% bons et 40% moyens.

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Sakellarides, H.T. The correction of rheumatoid ulnar drift by silicone prostheses with tendon transfer. International Orthopaedics 3, 97–101 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00266878

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Prosthesis
  • Tendon