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Is there still a place for arthrodesis in the surgical treatment of basal joint osteoarthritis of the thumb?
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PMID:  21302567     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Despite the obvious success of arthroplasty trapeziectomy with or without interposition and prosthesis--in the treatment for trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis, one may question the value of an arthrodesis in particular situations. In most reportesd series the outcome is reasonably succesful, but when comparing the results of arthrodesis with arthroplasty, there is convincing evidence that the latter gives better outcomes. Considering the overall complication rate, and more specifically the incidence of nonunion after trapeziometacarpal fusion, it can be reasonably concluded that the latter should be reserved for specific indications.
Luc De Smet; Nathalie Van Meir; Nele Verhoeven; Ilse Degreef
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-02-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  Belgium    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  719-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital Pellenberg, Belgium.
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