The field size matters: low dose external beam radiotherapy for thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis

@article{Kaltenborn2016TheFS,
  title={The field size matters: low dose external beam radiotherapy for thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis},
  author={Alexander Kaltenborn and Elke Bulling and Mirko Nitsche and Ulrich Martin Carl and PD Dr. med. Robert Michael Hermann},
  journal={Strahlentherapie und Onkologie},
  year={2016},
  volume={192},
  pages={582-588}
}
The purpose of this work was to evaluate the efficacy of low-dose radiotherapy (RT) for thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis (rhizarthrosis). The responses of 84 patients (n = 101 joints) were analyzed 3 months after therapy (n = 65) and at 12 months (n = 27). Patients were treated with 6 fractions of 1 Gy, two times a week, with a linear accelerator. At… CONTINUE READING