This article describes the development of a proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint prosthesis based on the principles of replicating anatomical surface components, the use of macrolocking intramedullary stem and the use of a cobalt-chrome alloy material. The design features are intended to obtain an optimal range of motion while retaining stability and longevity. The final prototype, for which a patent has been filed, is described.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|