Newer therapeutic technologies for the thumb’s basal joint
Dr. Badia reports successful results using BioPro® Modular Thumb Implant. His contention is supported by clinical research. Physicians, writing in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, say BioPro®’s design, including its angle to replicate normal orientation of the thumb and adjustability to fit differences in thumb anatomy, mitigates patient pain, enhances thumb function and results in “good appearance” of the thumb following implantation.
In general, the main advantage of joint replacement surgery is no bridges have been burned, there is a much faster recovery, minimal pain and good maintenance of the anatomy,” Dr. Badia concludes. “If a patient’s basal joint symptoms persist, the implant can be easily removed, and a more standard surgical procedure performed.”
By Alejandro Badia, M.D., December 18, 2018