Suture-Button Suspensionplasty for the Treatment of Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Arthritis HAND CLINICS Yao, J. 2012; 28 (4): 579-?


Trapeziectomy has been regaining popularity in treatment of thumb carpometacarpal (CMC). Current approaches to trapeziectomy use Kirschner wire fixation to prevent subsidence of the thumb metacarpal into the newly created trapeziectomy space. This fixation method requires at least 4 weeks of strict immobilization of the thumb. A technique using a suture-button device to suspend the thumb allows for earlier mobilization of the thumb and potentially leads to a faster overall recovery. Preliminary results are promising, but further studies must be conducted to confirm the long-term efficacy of this suture-button suspensionplasty.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.hcl.2012.08.013

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