Trapezio-metacarpal arthritis

The price of an opposable thumb!

Tolga Turker, Sunil Thirkannad

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Abstract

Trapezio-metacarpal arthritis is the most common arthritic problem of the hand for which patients seek surgical treatment. The current article reviews the etio-pathogenesis, epidemiology, classification and management of this widespread problem. The anatomy and unique biomechanics of this joint are also reviewed. In addition, the article provides a detailed description of our preferred method of trapezio-metacarpal arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-316
Number of pages9
JournalIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Metacarpal Bones
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Biomechanical Phenomena
Arthroplasty
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Epidemiology
Hand
Joints
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Arthritis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Trapezio-metacarpal joint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Trapezio-metacarpal arthritis : The price of an opposable thumb! / Turker, Tolga; Thirkannad, Sunil.

In: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 44, No. 2, 05.2011, p. 308-316.

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