Destructive arthritis due to silicone: A foreign-body reaction

D. I. Rosenthal, A. E. Rosenberg, A. L. Schiller, R. J. Smith

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The authors report 3 cases of erosive arthritis resulting from a foreign-body reaction to a silicone implant in the wrist. No patient had a history of inflammatory arthritis. Radiographic changes included well-defined lytic lesions with thin, sclerotic margins, normal mineralization, and loss of volume of the implant. Pathologically, a destructive foreign-body reaction was seen, with intra-and extracellular silicone debris.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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