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Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e3182567c3a
Techniques

An Alternative Suspension Technique After Trapeziectomy for Advanced Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis

Spaans, Anne J. MD*; van Laarhoven, Cecile M.C.M. MD*; van Minnen, L. Paul MD, PhD*; Schuurman, Arnold H. MD, PhD*,†

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Abstract

Osteoarthritis of the first carpometacarpal joint is often treated by (partial) trapeziectomy and tendon interposition or suspension arthroplasty procedures. In this article, an alternative suspension technique, using 2 osseous tunnels (through the first and second metacarpal) and a flexor carpi radialis tendon strip, is described.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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