Thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis: arthrodesis compared with ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition.

@article{Hartigan2001ThumbCO,
  title={Thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis: arthrodesis compared with ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition.},
  author={Brian J Hartigan and Peter J. Stern and Thomas R Kiefhaber},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2001},
  volume={83-A 10},
  pages={1470-8}
}
BACKGROUND There has been considerable controversy regarding the procedure of choice for treatment of any given stage of osteoarthritis of the thumb carpometacarpal joint. This study was designed to directly compare the clinical results of two common surgical procedures for this condition, trapeziometacarpal arthrodesis and trapezial excision with ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition, in similar patient populations. METHODS Between 1988 and 1998, 109 patients (141 thumbs) who were… CONTINUE READING

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