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Current Rheumatology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-3971
ISSN (Online): 1875-6360

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

Volume 11 , Issue 1 , 2015

Page: [39 - 46] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/1573397111666150522095129

Price: $65


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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