Eur J Plast Surg (2016) 39:345–352 DOI 10.1007/s00238-016-1212-8 ORIGINAL PAPER Surgical stabilization for symptomatic carpometacarpal hypermobility; a randomized comparison of a dorsal and a volar technique and a cohort of the volar technique 1,2 1,2 1,2 Kim Robin Spekreijse & Guus Maarten Vermeulen & Thybout M. Moojen & 1,2 1 1 1,2 Harm P. Slijper & Steven E. R. Hovius & Ruud W. Selles & Reinier Feitz Received: 30 October 2015 /Accepted: 31 May 2016 /Published online: 13 July 2016 The Author(s) 2016. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com Abstract Patients returned to work within 8 (±7) weeks, of which 85 % Background Hypermobility of the first carpometacarpal joint in their original job. is mostly surgically treated with a volar approached stabiliza- Conclusions Surgical stabilization of the thumb is an effective tion by Eaton, but recent studies indicate the importance of the method for patients suffering from hypermobility regarding dorsoradial and intermetacarpal ligaments (DRL and IML) for pain, daily function, and strength. We recommend a volar carpometacarpal joint stability. The aim of this study was to approach. compare a dorsal and volar technique for primary Level of Evidence: Level I, therapeutic study carpometacarpal hypermobility regarding pain
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 13, 2016
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