Title: Is there still a place for arthrodesis in the surgical treatment of basal joint osteoarthritis of the thumb?
Authors: De Smet, Luc ×
Van Meir, Nathalie
Verhoeven, Nele
Degreef, Ilse #
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: Acta Medica Belgica
Series Title: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica vol:76 issue:6 pages:719-724
Abstract: Despite the obvious success of arthroplasty – trapeziectomy with or without interposition and prosthesis – in the treatment for trapezio-metacarpal 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.
ISSN: 0001-6462
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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