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Orthopedics. 2012 Nov;35(11):955-7. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20121023-07.

Ideal position for thumb interphalangeal arthrodesis in the era of smartphones and text communication.

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Redwood City, California, USA. jyao@stanford.edu

Abstract

The hypothesis of this study was that arthrodesis of the thumb interphalangeal joint at a degree of flexion greater than the recommended 0° to 15° in the era of widespread use of handheld devices would potentially be more beneficial for the use of these devices. For patients who rely heavily on a smart-phone or handheld device and require dominant thumb arthrodesis, thumb interphalangeal arthrodesis at an angle of 10° or 30° will neither improve nor impede their use of the device.

PMID:
23127441
DOI:
10.3928/01477447-20121023-07
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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