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Development and clinical evaluation of bioreplaceable small joint prosthesis for the correction of destructed small joints in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis (JOINT SCAFFOLD)

Objective

Bio replaceable MCP-joint prosthesis is a new concept in joint surgery. Using the modern biomaterials technology, a new prosthesis has been developed by partners of the consortium to prevent the harmful effects of silicone and to provide a method, which reliably corrects the deformities, and gives a potential permanent functional result in arthroplasty. This prosthesis can only be a temporary supporting the joint until the fibrous-like tissue cushion replaces the spacer. The long-term foreign-body reactions caused by the wear debris of implant can be avoided. Some preliminary first limited clinical studies with promising results now need to be confirmed in a large-scale study in Europe. In the framework of demonstration project, performance and efficiency of the new joint scaffold will be evaluated, for finger and toe joints of elderly people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Funding Scheme

DEM - Demonstration contracts

Coordinator

TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 6
33101 Tampere
Finland

Participants (6)

AZIENDA OSPEDALIERA POLICLINICO DI MODENA
Italy
Address
Via Del Pozzo, 71
41100 Modena
LINVATEC BIOMATERIALS OY
Finland
Address
6 - 8 L,hermiankatu 6 - 8 L
33720 Tampere
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
Address
Inonu Bulvari
06531 Ankara
ORTHOPADSICHE KLINIK KASSEL
Germany
Address
Wilhemshoeher Alle, 345
34131 Kassel
TAMPERE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Finland
Address
Teiskontie 35
33521 Tampere
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL LUND
Sweden
Address

221 85 Lund