«Conversión de la artrodesis de articulación metacarpofalange de anular con artroplastia: Informe de un caso.»
Vincent Battista MD, a, and Uel Hansen MDa
aHand Surgery Service, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX.
This case report presents the conversion of a ring finger metacarpophalangeal joint arthrodesis to arthroplasty, using a pyrocarbon implant. The patient sought a conversion secondary to poor grip strength and inability to perform basic tasks in his job with the Marine Corps. Three months after surgery he had a stable joint and a 50% increase in grip strength.
The Journal of Hand Surgery. Volume 31, Issue 9 , November 2006, Pages 1475-1477.