Arthroscopic partial trapeziectomy may be effective, safe for carpometacarpal arthritis
1 month ago - By Healio
Results showed arthroscopic partial trapeziectomy with thermal shrinkage and K-wire fixation may be an effective and safe procedure for thumb carpometacarpal joint arthritis.
“successfully maintained improvement of functional outcome, preserved the mechanical height of the trapezium, increased the CMC space and decreased metacarpal subluxation without the need for soft tissue interposition and ligament reconstruction,” the authors wrote. “However, a surgeon skilled in arthroscopy should perform the procedure.”
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