Three successful treatments for trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis
Five- to 18-year follow-up for treatment of trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis: a prospective comparison of excision, tendon interposition, and ligament reconstruction and tendon interpositionJ Hand Surg Am. 2012 Mar;37(3):411-7. Epub 2012 Feb 3
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174 thumbs suffering from trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis were randomized to assess the efficacy of two different ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition methods, in comparison to trapezoid excision alone. Results at a minimum of 5 year follow-up demonstrated no differences in reported pain, function, range of motion and complications between the three groups.
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