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Basal Joint Arthritis of the first Metacarpous, Diagnosis and Treatment

Nektarios Korres


Basal joint arthritis is a common entity usually affecting middle age women. Patients may complain of pain, decrease of pinch and grip strength and loss on hand dexterity that may hinder normal daily activities. Surgical options do exist of conservative treatment fails. The scope of this review study is to focus through personal circumstances on
the diagnosis and operative treatment of the basal arthritis of the thumb.

Keywords: Basal joint arthntis of the thumb, arthrodesis of the thumb, arthroplasty of the thumb

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