ARTHROPATHY is due to foreign body reaction to silicone particles.
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.