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 SchemeDEM - Demonstration contracts
221 85 Lund