The ABJS 2005 Nicolas Andry Award: osteoarthritis and injury at the base of the human thumb: survival of the fittest?

@article{Pellegrini2005TheA2,
  title={The ABJS 2005 Nicolas Andry Award: osteoarthritis and injury at the base of the human thumb: survival of the fittest?},
  author={Vincent D. Pellegrini},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2005},
  volume={438},
  pages={266-76}
}
The basal joint complex, consisting of four trapezial articulations providing a foundation for the thumb, defines our anatomic evolution from a Simian ancestry by providing an opposable member. Ironically, the trapeziometacarpal joint also is responsible for the most common malady leading to operative reconstruction in the upper limb for arthritic disease… CONTINUE READING