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Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e31821b3afe
Techniques

Reconstruction for Failed Trapeziometacarpal Implant

Ardouin, Ludovic MD*; Mattelaer, Benjamin MD*,†; Villani, Federico MD*; Vaienti, Luca MD; Merle, Michel MD*

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Abstract

Trapeziometacarpal prosthesis by metallic implant is used to treat thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis. Many causes of failure have been described whereas revision techniques still remain a challenging surgery. In this article, we describe a revision strategy in a failed metallic cemented trapeziometacarpal implant with major first metacarpal shortening.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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