A novel artificial prosthetic replacement for the proximal interphalangeal joint of the hand - from concept to prototype

S.P. Chow*, K.W. Lam, I. Gibson, A.H.W. Ngan, W. Lu, W.Y. Ip, K.Y. Chiu

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-168
Number of pages10
JournalHand 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
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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