Skip Navigation LinksHome > December 2011 - Volume 15 - Issue 4 > Pi2 Spacer Pyrocarbon Arthroplasty Technique for Thumb Basal...
Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e318220dc17
Techniques

Pi2 Spacer Pyrocarbon Arthroplasty Technique for Thumb Basal Joint Osteoarthritis

Bellemère, Philippe MD; Ardouin, Ludovic MD

Collapse Box

Abstract

Trapeziectomy associated with a pyrocarbon implant is a recent procedure for thumb basal joint osteoarthritis. The investigators report Pi2 pyrocarbon implant technique (Tornier Bioprofile, Grenoble, France) for primary thumb basal joint osteoarthritis. The key points of the procedure are preservation of the soft tissue environment during the trapeziectomy, partial trapezoidectomy to medialize the implant, and careful capsuloplasty and ligamentoplasty to stabilize the implant.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

Login

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.