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After removal of the trapezium, imbrication of abductor pollicis longus and fixing it with a strip of flexor carpi radialis tendon, we obtained a stable arthroplasty having three quarters of normal mobility and half to full power. Of the first 100 operated thumbs, 15 patients had slight pain on heavy use; the rest were painfree. Three patients had radial(More)
In 100 consecutive patients treated by arthroplasty using Swanson's trapeziometacarpal implant, 32 showed subluxation or dislocation of the implant. Although function was excellent in those with a correctly placed implant, 18 of the 32 had disturbances of function and complaints which necessitated removal of the implant. An operative technique is described(More)
  • A Weilby
  • Scandinavian journal of plastic and…
  • 1977
Tupper's resection arthroplasty with interposition of the volar plate was performed 75 severely destroyed metacarpophalangeal joints in 22 patients during the period 1970--74. The average passive mobility obtained was 63 degrees. The operative technique and complications are described, and the obvious advantages of the method are emphasized. This procedure(More)
A modification of the Eaton and Littler technique for reconstructing ligaments and restoring stability of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb is described. We use a strip from the flexor carpi radialis tendon, which is split down to the crest of the trapezium. The tendon strip is led beneath the ligaments and the abductor pollicis longus insertion,(More)