Swansons’ MCP Joint replacement surgical technique
Subscribe to get full access to this operation and the extensive Upper Limb & Hand Surgery Atlas.
Learn the Swansons’ MCP Joint replacement surgical technique with step by step instructions on OrthOracle. Our e-learning platform contains high resolution images and a certified CME of the Swansons’ MCP Joint replacement surgical procedure.
Swanson’s joint replacement was described in the mid-1960s. The silicone-rubber implant was designed to improve the alignment of the fingers by active as an internal splint and stimulate a pseudo capsule formation. Swanson termed this implant a ‘load-bearing flexible hinge’. This is still the most commonly performed prosthetic arthroplasty for rheumatoid arthritis. There are three major designs of the implant available. The original Swanson design (Wright Medical), the Small Joint Innovations flexible implant and NeuFlex (DePuy).
Author: Rajive Jose, Consultant Hand and Plastic Surgeon
Institution: Birmingham Hand Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK.
- Please ensure you have read the all the information for this operation before starting the test.
- Each question has four possible answers of which one is correct.
- You will need to answer all questions before they are marked.
- You do not need to spend a minimum time on any question.
- You need to answer all questions before you can submit the paper.
It is strongly advised you go over the operation content, click below to do so: