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Surgical treatment of basal joint disease of the thumb: comparison between resection-interposition arthroplasty and trapezio-metacarpal arthrodesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11995878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thirty-six thumbs with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint were treated either by trapezio-metacarpal arthrodesis (n = 18) or resection-tendon-interposition arthroplasty (n = 18). The mean follow-up of the 29 patients was 42 months. With the data available, we could not find any difference in the outcome of either procedure. In the majority of cases, the main aim of the operation, relief of pain, was achieved, the patients were satisfied and pleased with the functional result of the operation. No difference in grip strength between the operated and the normal contralateral hand could be established. Nevertheless, the arthrodesis seems to be the procedure causing fewer problems (only one patient not completely satisfied) and is therefore preferred over the resection-tendon-interposition arthroplasty.
J Schröder; G M M J Kerkhoffs; H J Voerman; R K Marti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  122     ISSN:  0936-8051     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-08     Completed Date:  2002-10-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Münster, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arthrodesis / methods*
Arthroplasty / methods*
Carpal Bones / surgery
Finger Joint / surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Hand Strength
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis / diagnosis,  surgery*
Pain Measurement
Patient Satisfaction
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
Recovery of Function
Reference Values
Retrospective Studies
Thumb / surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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