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Orthopedics. 2018 Nov 1;41(6):e894-e896. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20181023-09. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Trapeziometacarpal Arthrodesis Using a Combination of Chevron Osteotomy, Longitudinal K-wire, and K-wire Compression Staples.


Among surgical methods for advanced trapeziometacarpal arthrosis, arthrodesis may benefit high-demand patients such as laborers because it preserves the osseous foundation of the thumb. The authors achieved successful trapeziometacarpal arthrodesis in 3 patients by a combination of chevron osteotomy, longitudinal K-wire, and K-wire compression staples without using bone graft. There were no complications specifically associated with the surgery other than asymptomatic slight pull-out of a staple. This combination is a good option for trapeziometacarpal arthrodesis, having the advantages of using a small incision and common devices and being low cost. [Orthopedics. 2018; 41(6):e894-e896.].

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