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Tissue reaction to titanium debris following Swanson arthroplasty in the hand: A report of two cases

Authors
Journal
The Journal of Hand Surgery British & European Volume
0266-7681
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Volume
29
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsb.2003.09.013
Keywords
  • Titanium
  • Swanson
  • Grommets
  • Hand
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Silicone abrasion particles are known to cause inflammatory changes following Swanson arthroplasty. Titanium grommets were introduced to protect the implants from wear and abrasion. Two cases with histological evidence of symptomatic titanium particulate tissue inflammation following Swanson joint replacement with grommets are presented.

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