Arthroplasty of the basal joint of the thumb. Long-term follow-up after ligament reconstruction with tendon interposition.

@article{Tomaino1995ArthroplastyOT,
  title={Arthroplasty of the basal joint of the thumb. Long-term follow-up after ligament reconstruction with tendon interposition.},
  author={Matthew M Tomaino and Vincent D. Pellegrini and Richard I Burton},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1995},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={346-55}
}
Twenty-four thumbs of twenty-two patients were evaluated at an average of nine years (range, eight to eleven years) after a ligament reconstruction-tendon interposition arthroplasty for osteoarthrosis at the base of the thumb. The same group had also been examined two and six years postoperatively. The procedure had been performed as a primary operation in twenty-one thumbs and as a revision of a failed implant arthroplasty in three. Twenty-one (95 per cent) of the twenty-two patients had… CONTINUE READING