Excision of the trapezium for osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal joint: a study of the benefit of ligament reconstruction or tendon interposition.

@article{Davis2004ExcisionOT,
  title={Excision of the trapezium for osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal joint: a study of the benefit of ligament reconstruction or tendon interposition.},
  author={Tim R C Davis and Owen Brady and Joseph J. Dias},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={1069-77}
}
PURPOSE To investigate whether palmaris longus interposition or flexor carpi radialis ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition improved the outcome of excision of the trapezium for the treatment of painful osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal joint. METHODS 183 thumbs with trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis were randomized for treatment by either simple trapeziectomy, trapeziectomy with palmaris longus interposition, or trapeziectomy with ligament reconstruction and tendon… CONTINUE READING
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