TechniquesThumb Carpometacarpal Suspension Arthroplasty With Flexor Carpi Radialis Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition Using An Absorbable Interference Screw: A Volar Approach TechniquePlancher, Kevin D. MD, MPH*,†,‡,§; Stelma, Sarah V. BS, MD*,‡; Wong, Linda M. BS‡; Petterson, Stephanie C. MPT, PhD‡Author Information *Albert Einstein College of Medicine †Weill Cornell Medical College §Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, New York, NY ‡Orthopaedic Foundation, Stamford, CT Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MPH, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1160 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10128. E-mail: [email protected]. Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery: June 2021 - Volume 25 - Issue 2 - p 102-107 doi: 10.1097/BTH.0000000000000317 Buy Metrics Abstract The goal of operative intervention for pantrapezial arthritis is to relieve pain, maintain or improve motion, stability, and strength, and restore function. The purpose of this article is to present a volar approach to thumb carpometacarpal suspension arthroplasty using an absorbable interference screw for flexor carpi radialis ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition in the treatment of pantrapezial arthritis. This technique allows for visualization of the volar beak and avoidance of the radial artery and the branches of the superficial radial nerve while allowing optimal surgical manipulation for suspensionplasty with interference screw fixation and tendon interposition at the carpometacarpal joint. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.