Failure of trapeziometacarpal arthrodesis with use of the Herbert screw and limited immobilization.

@article{Clough1990FailureOT,
  title={Failure of trapeziometacarpal arthrodesis with use of the Herbert screw and limited immobilization.},
  author={D A Clough and C C Crouch and James B. Bennett},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={706-11}
}
Eighteen patients with trapeziometacarpal joint arthritis had arthrodesis with use of the 1.9 mm Herbert screw for internal fixation. Thumb spica cast immobilization was maintained for an average of 8 weeks, followed by thumb spica orthoplast splintage on a part time basis. Fourteen patients had radiographic follow-up an average of 12 months after operation. Seven had union and seven had a nonunion. There were three fixation-related complications and two nonfixation-related complications… CONTINUE READING

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