Intracapsular Injection of Triamcinolone for Prevention of Contracture

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Abstract

The use of steroids for the prevention of implant capsular contracture is an attractive concept, but the method has been handicapped by difficulties getting the right amount of drug to the capsule at the right time. Triamcinolone “in the pocket” was found to be ineffective for prevention of capsular contracture. When the drug was injected into the capsule at 4 and 8 weeks postoperatively, it was very effective. The method for percutaneous injection of intracapsular steroid is explained in detail.

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