Trapezio-metacarpal arthritis: The price of an opposable thumb!

Tolga Turker, Sunil Thirkannad

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Trapezio-metacarpal arthritis is the most common arthritic problem of the hand for which patients seek surgical treatment. The current article reviews the etio-pathogenesis, epidemiology, classification and management of this widespread problem. The anatomy and unique biomechanics of this joint are also reviewed. In addition, the article provides a detailed description of our preferred method of trapezio-metacarpal arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-316
Number of pages9
JournalIndian Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2011


  • Arthritis
  • Arthroplasty
  • Trapezio-metacarpal joint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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