Published in Physician Law Weekly, April 6th, 2005
According to recent research from Sweden, the "results of Swanson and Avanta metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasties in rheumatoid patients were compared in a prospective, randomized study of 30 patients (120 implants)."
"At 2-year follow-up, grip strength was measured, hand function was assessed with the Sollerman test and the subjective outcome was determined with visual analogue scores," explained K. Moller and coauthors at Capio Lundby Hospital in Gothenburg.
"With both implants ulnar deviation and flexion deformities decreased,...
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