Arjan L W A M Damen

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Forty-five flexor carpi radialis (FCR) tendon interposition arthroplasties of the trapezium for the treatment of carpometacarpal osteoarthritis were reviewed. The average follow-up period was 103 months (range, 22-213 months). Pain was reduced in 42 (93%) of the cases. Mobility was equal to that of the unoperated side. Key pinch and grip strengths compared(More)
Twenty-four flexor carpi radialis (FCR) tendon interposition arthroplasties of the trapezium for bilateral trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis were reviewed. Pain was reduced in all cases. Function was improved in all right hands and in 92% of the left hands. FCR tendon interposition arthroplasty for bilateral trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis yields(More)
We reviewed 48 arthrodeses of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb in 39 patients being treated for osteoarthritis. The mean follow-up period was 90 months (range 14 months-17 years). In 28 (58%) hands pain relief was excellent and in 6 (12%) good. Morbility was significantly reduced (p < 0.002). Mean key pinch (52.9 N) and grip strength (219.5 N) were(More)
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