COA/ICORS2019: Pyrocarbon implant not an effective alternative to LRTI for trapeziometacarpal OA
A Randomized Prospective Study Comparing Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) with the Ascension® PyroDisk for Trapeziometacarpal Osteoarthritis
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80 patients with trapeziometacarpal joint osteoarthritis were randomized to surgical intervention with either trapeziometacarpal joint arthroplasty with a pyrocarbon implant (PyroDisk; Ascension) or ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition. Patients were followed up over 12 months for outcome related to pain, patient-reported function the the Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation, key pinch stren...
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