Interposition Arthroplasty Options for Carpometacarpal Arthritis of the Thumb.
Summary of "Interposition Arthroplasty Options for Carpometacarpal Arthritis of the Thumb."
Carpometacarpal (CMC) arthritis of the thumb affects half of postmenopausal women and up to 25% of elderly men. This disease can cause significant disability in affected patients often necessitating surgical intervention. Various surgical options have been used to treat refractory CMC arthritis. Any successful surgical intervention must address three goals: removal of diseased joint surfaces, reconstruction of ligamentous stabilizers, and preservation of the joint space. In this article we will discuss various interposition arthroplasty options for CMC arthritis of the thumb.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Outpatient Building, 6th Floor, 3401 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA.
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Name: Hand clinics
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20670799
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hcl.2010.05.006
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