Early functional improvement after a modified ligament reconstruction tendon interposition arthroplasty for thumb basal joint arthritis.

@article{Miura2008EarlyFI,
  title={Early functional improvement after a modified ligament reconstruction tendon interposition arthroplasty for thumb basal joint arthritis.},
  author={Toshiki Miura and Koji Osuka and Shozo Itoh and Takumi Nakagawa and Hirotaka Kawano and Kozo Nakamura},
  journal={Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={153-8}
}
Many modifications to trapeziectomy have been proposed for the treatment of thumb basal joint arthritis. Their final outcomes have been discussed intensively, whereas functional changes in the early post-operative period have not been fully documented. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate an early functional change following our modified ligament reconstruction with tendon interposition (LRTI) arthroplasty. Nine patients (ten thumbs) were included in this study. Pain levels, strength… CONTINUE READING

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