Resection arthroplasty at the basilar joint of the thumb

Timothy Schacherer, Lawrence H. Schneider

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Resection arthroplasty at the base of the thumb has a long history in the surgical literature. It is a less complex procedure than other operative approaches; pain relief along with useful hand function is reliably achieved. Sixty-six trapezial resection arthroplasties using either a tendon or Gelfoam spacer (The Upjohn Co, Kalamazoo, MI) were reviewed with improvement noted in 62 patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-119
Number of pages11
JournalSeminars in Arthroplasty
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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