Current Rheumatology Reviews

Dr. Serena Guiducci  
Department of Biomedicine, Division of Rheumatology
University of Florence
Florence
Italy

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Surgical Treatment Options in Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis: A Recent Literature Overview Searching for Practice Pattern with Special Focus on Total Joint Replacement

Author(s): Ingo Schmidt.

Abstract:

Thumb carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis is the most common site of non-rheumatic degenerative lesion in the hand, and there are special features in rheumatic patients. None of various surgical treatment options can be declared as "gold standard" recently. The surgical treatment depends on patient's age, patient's claims in work and leisure, local bone stock, possible allergies, local comorbities, and local deformities.

Keywords: Carpometacarpal joint thumb, resection arthroplasty, total joint fusion, total joint replacement.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2015
Page: [39 - 46]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1573397111666150522095129