Silastic Hemiarthroplasty with large erosions 1st MT head, status post fusion 1st IP jointSILASTIC ARTHROPATHY is due to foreign body reaction to silicone particles.

1. Distribution:
In the foot, the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint is the joint most commonly involved, as it is the joint most commonly replaced.

2. Erosion pattern: The most common finding is the presence of erosion and osteolysis of bone adjacent to the implant.

3. Differential diagnosis:
The presence of a silastic implant is a clue to the correct diagnosis.


Arthritides of the Foot

Silastic Arthropathy

Introduction Distribution
Psoriatic Arthritis
Reiter's Disease
Ankylosing Spondilitis
Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
Silastic Arthropathy
Septic Arthritis
Neuropathic Joint