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Bilateral Arthroscopic Tendon Interposition Arthroplasty of the Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint in a Patient with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: A Case Report

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source: The Journal of Hand Surgery

year: 2005

authors: Badia A, Riano F, Young LC


A common finding in progressive osteoarthritis of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb is ligamentous laxity. In patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which is a disorder characterized by generalized ligamentous laxity, splinting and arthrodesis have been recommended because of the random results achieved by other reconstructive procedures. We report a patient with thumb carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis secondary to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome who was treated with bilateral arthroscopic tendon interposition arthroplasty.

organization: Miami Hand Center

DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2005.01.003

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