Prospective 1-year follow-up study comparing joint prosthesis with tendon interposition arthroplasty in treatment of trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis.

@article{UlrichVinther2008Prospective1F,
  title={Prospective 1-year follow-up study comparing joint prosthesis with tendon interposition arthroplasty in treatment of trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis.},
  author={Michael Ulrich-Vinther and H Puggaard and Bernd Lange},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={
          1369-77
        }
}
PURPOSE Osteoarthritis of the thumb basal joint is a common and disabling condition. This clinical follow-up study compares the efficacy of total basal joint replacement surgery with that of tendon interposition arthroplasty. METHODS Ninety-eight patients (mean age, 60 years +/- 1) with severe trapeziometacarpal joint osteoarthritis (Eaton-Littler stage 2.4 +/- 0.1) were included in this prospective follow-up study. Based on written and verbal information, the patients could choose either a… CONTINUE READING
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