Salvaging a Failed Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Implant

Francis J. Aversano, Ryan P. Calfee

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Salvaging a failed proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint implant arthroplasty remains a considerable technical and rehabilitation challenge. Experienced arthroplasty surgeons have reported 70% survival of revision PIP implants at 10 years with 25% of patients requiring subsequent revision surgery. At this time, there is no consensus surgical approach or implant proven superior for revision implant arthroplasty of the PIP joint. Secondary arthrodesis or amputation may be required to salvage the failed PIP implant arthroplasty with compromised bone stock or soft tissue envelopes that are inadequate for implant arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-227
Number of pages11
JournalHand clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2018


  • Arthrodesis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Implant
  • Interphalangeal
  • Salvage


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