04.10.2017 Clinical

Trapeziometacarpal arthroplasty with RegJoint

Drs. Simo Mattila and Eero Waris have published the clinical serie of with their exceptional press-fit surgical technique. These both articles are referring to the same patient population, the first one with short term results and the second one with the longer follow-up. 

Mattila, S.;& Waris, E. (2016). Unfavourable short-term outcomes of a poly-L/D-lactide scaffold for thumb trapeziometacarpal arthroplasty. Journal of Hand Surgery, European volume(Vol 41), 328-334. Read more

Mattila, S.;Ainola, M.;& Waris, E. (2017). Bioabsorbable poly-L/D-lactide (96/4) scaffold arthroplasty (RegJointTM) for trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis: a 3-year follow-up study. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 1-7. Read more

21.11.2016 Clinical

RegJoint midterm clinical results in MCP joint

Continuation for the previous MCP publication. Honkanen PB, Kellomäki M, Konttinen Y, Mäkelä S, Lehto M: A Midterm Follow-Up Study of Bioreconstructive Polylactide Scaffold Implants in Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthroplasty in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients. Published in The Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume, 2009) 34E: 2: 179–185

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21.11.2016 Clinical

Clinical comparison of RegJoint and Swanson prosthesis in MCP joints

Comparison of RegJoint and Swanson prosthesis in MCP joints. Honkanen, PB, Tihonen R, Skyttä ET, Ikävalko M, Lehto M, Konttinen Y: Bioreconstructive Poly-L/D-Lactide Implant Compared with Swanson Prosthesis in Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthroplasty in Rheumatoid Patients: A Randomised Clinical Trial. Published in Journal of Hand Surgery, (European Volume), OnlineFirst, published on July 13, 2010 as doi:10.1177/1753193410375777

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21.11.2016 Preclinical

In vivo degradation of RegJoint mesh

Kellomäki M, Puumanen K, Waris T, Törmälä P. In vivo degradation of composite membrane of P(e-CL/LLA) 50/50 film and P(L/D)LA 96/4 mesh. In: Stallforth H, Revell P (Eds.) Materials for medical engineering. Euromat, Weinheim, 2000, Vol. 2: 73–9.

21.11.2016 Clinical

Metacarpophalangeal arthroplasty

This is Pirjo Honkanen´s doctoral thesis. Metacarpophalangeal arthroplasty and partial wrist fusion as a surgical treatment in rheumatoid hand disease. Acta Universitatis Tamperensis;

1698; 2012

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RegJoint structure in vivo

Länsman S, Pääkkö P, Ryhänen J, Kellomäki M, Waris E, Törmälä P, Waris T, Ashammakhi N. Poly-L/D-lactide (PLDLA) 96/4 fibrous implants: histological evaluation in the subcutis of experimental design. J Craniofac Surg. 2006 Nov;17(6):1121-8.

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