Abstract| Volume 39, ISSUE 9, SUPPLEMENT , e21-e22, September 2014

Comparison of Thompson Suspensionplasty Versus Pyrolytic Carbon Implant Hemiarthroplasty in the Treatment of Trapeziometacarpal Arthritis of the Thumb

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      Trapeziectomy with Thompson suspensionplasty (TS) and prosthetic arthroplasty with pyolytic carbon hemiarthroplasty (PH) are two procedures which have been used to treat thumb trapezial-metacarpal (TM) joint arthritis. We hypothesized that patients treated with PH would have less radiographic thumb metacarpal subsidence and superior range of motion (ROM), pinch strength and subjective patient outcome scores compared to complete trapeziectomy and soft-tissue suspension with TH.
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