Bilateral silicone induced synovitis of the wrist.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Silicone induced synovitis is a rare, but well reported complication of implant surgery for rheumatoid disease and osteoarthritis (OA). Although familiar to the orthopedists and particularly the hand surgeons, this clinical entity deserves greater attention by rheumatologists, in view of the increasing frequency of small joint replacement. Our report documents the occurrence of bilateral silicone induced synovitis of the wrist following insertion of silicone-dacron trapezial prosthesis for carpometacarpal OA of the thumb.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Byrd, WE; Nunley, JA

Published Date

  • December 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1202 - 1205

PubMed ID

  • 2963912

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0315-162X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Canada