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Title: Total joint arthroplasty for osteoarthritis of the thumb basal joint
Authors: De Smet, Luc ×
Sioen, Wouter
Spaepen, Dominique
Van Ransbeeck, Hilde #
Issue Date: Feb-2004
Series Title: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica vol:70 issue:1 pages:19-24
Abstract: A survey of 43 cemented arthroplasties of the trapeziometacarpal joint with a la Caffinière prosthesis in 40 patients is presented. A 70% patient satisfaction rate was obtained, with a mean DASH score of 24.2. Good range of motion was preserved (opposition 9/10 on Kapandji's scale) and gripping force as well as key pinch force increased from 18 kg to 24 kg and from 5.3 to 6.0 kg respectively. However loosening was seen in 44% of the implants. Loosening was related to younger age. We conclude that despite good clinical outcome, radiographic loosening is a threat for the future of this implant.
ISSN: 0001-6462
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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