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Locking Plate Arthrodesis Versus LRTI for Thumb CMC Arthrosis: Early Outcomes From a Longitudinal Cohort Study

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      Trapeziometacarpal arthrodesis (TMA) has been complicated by nonunion, hardware failure, and pin track infection when performed with Kirschner wires. Based on renewed interest in TMA within our practice, we hypothesized that TMA with a locking plate construct (TMA) would afford reliable bony union while producing greater hand function than LRTI at early follow up.
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