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Ligament Reconstruction Tendon Interposition With Mersilene Augmentation

Stein, Andrew J. MD; Schofield, Jennifer L. PA-C, MPAP; Marsh, Mike OTR/L, CHT; Paulo, Jerry OTR/L, CHT

Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery: March 2011 - Volume 15 - Issue 1 - p 12–15
doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e3181e71728

Many surgical procedures have been described for the treatment of thumb basilar joint osteoarthritis. Augmentation of the standard ligament reconstruction tendon interposition procedure with the use of a Mersilene suture tape suspension-plasty, to recreate the stability provided by the anterior oblique ligament and increase pinch strength, will be described. Satisfaction with this procedure was evaluated through surveys completed by patients. In addition, independent physical assessments were performed to demonstrate stability, range of motion, and strength.

East Bay Hand Medical Center, San Leandro, CA

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Jennifer L. Schofield, PA-C, MPAP, East Bay Hand Medical Center, 13690 East 14th Street, Suite 200, San Leandro, CA. e-mail:

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