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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*,†

Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery: September 2012 - Volume 16 - Issue 3 - p 132–134
doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e3182567c3a
Techniques

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.

*Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Universital Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht

The Hand Clinic, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A.J.S. and C.M.C.M.v.L. contributed equally to the manuscript.

Source of Funding: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

Conflicts of Interest: The authors report no conflicts of interest.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to A.H. Schuurman, MD, PhD, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Universital Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands. E-mail: a.schuurman@umcutrecht.nl.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.