Arthroplasty of the Scaphoid-Trapezium-Trapezoid and Carpometacarpal Joints
Institut Kaplan for surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity, Paseo Bonanova, 9, Barcelona 08022, Spain. Electronic address: .Hand clinics (Impact Factor: 1.26). 02/2013; 29(1):57-68. DOI: 10.1016/j.hcl.2012.08.021
Resection arthroplasty is an old, and yet reliable, solution for the isolated osteoarthritis (OA) of some joints of the hand. With complication low rates, this technically undemanding option is ideal for scapho-trapezial-trapezoidal joint OA, as well as for the OA of the carpometacarpal joints of the fingers. This paper reviews its indications, surgical technique, and results.
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ABSTRACT: The carpal scaphoid cannot be partially or totally excised without paying a functional penalty, usually in the form of carpal instability. In selected conditions, however, a partial scaphoidectomy may be preferred over other less reliable alternatives. These include excision of a small fragment of a fractured proximal pole when there is no injury to the scapholunate ligaments; excision of the distal fragment of a nonunited, arthritic distal-third scaphoid fracture; resection-arthroplasty of isolated STT osteoarthritis; and distal scaphoid excision to improve midcarpal function after a radioscapholunate fusion. In this article, both the pathomechanics and clinical results of such techniques are discussed.Hand Clinics 12/2001; 17(4):687-95, x. · 1.26 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The carpal boss, an unmovable bony protuberance, is located on the dorsum of the wrist at the base of the second and third metacarpals adjacent to the capitate and trapezoid bones. This bony prominence may represent degenerative osteophyte formation and/or the presence of an os styloideum, an accessory ossification center that occurs during embryonic development. When this condition is symptomatic, patients present with complaints of pain and limitation of motion of the affected hand. The symptoms of carpal boss may result from an overlying ganglion or bursitis, an exterior tendon slipping over this bony prominence, or from osteoarthritic changes at this site. Radiographically, the view that best profiles the separate os styloideum is a lateral view utilizing 30 degrees of supination and ulnar deviation of the wrist. Once a diagnosis has been made, treatment can range from the use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medication and limited use of the wrist to surgical excision of the anatomic abnormality.Radiology 08/1985; 156(1):29-31. DOI:10.1148/radiology.156.1.3923555 · 6.87 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Between 1969 and 1989, 116 patients were evaluated and treated surgically for symptomatic carpal boss. Their mean age was 32 years and male and female patients were equally affected. 28 patients gave a history of previous injury. Surgical treatment consisted of excision of the localized bony abnormality and the associated degenerative arthritic process to the level of normal articular surfaces and normal adjacent cancellous bone. The mean follow-up period for the patients in this study was 42 months. Complete symptomatic relief was observed in 94% of the patients undergoing surgical treatment. Recurrence or persistence of symptoms developed in seven surgical patients. Six had a second operation with more extensive removal of sclerotic bone and degenerate cartilage, and all patients had relief of symptoms.The Journal of Hand Surgery British & European Volume 07/1995; 20(3):405-8. DOI:10.1016/S0266-7681(05)80104-4 · 0.04 Impact Factor
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