Long-term results of arthrodesis of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb

A Damen*, T Dijkstra, B van der Lei, WFA den Dunnen, PH Robinson

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We reviewed 48 arthrodeses of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb in 39 patients being treated for osteoarthritis. The mean follow-up period was 90 months (range 14 months-17 years). In 28 (58%) hands pain relief was excellent and in 6 (12%) good. Mobility was significantly reduced (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-413
Number of pages7
JournalScandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2001


  • CMC-1 osteoarthritis
  • CMC-1 arthrodesis
  • ST osteoarthritis
  • soft tissue procedures

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