There are two main types of surgery for basal thumb joint arthritis. Surgeries that maintain the trapezium bone and surgeries that remove the bone (trapeziectomy). The most common surgery for basal thumb arthritis is Ligament Reconstruction with Tendon Interposition, commonly referred to as the LRTI or Anchovy procedure. While this procedure has been proven to… Continue Reading
After 10 years of living with osteoarthritis in the basal thumb joint, a patient in Charlotte (MI) finally receives relief from chronic thumb pain. Dr. Theil explains how the implant maintains the length of the thumb to offer better pinch strength. Watch the full story below.
When It Comes to Treating Arthritic Thumbs, Like the Hip and Knee, Thumb Basal Joint Replacement May Soon be the Gold Standard Thanks to current advancements in surgical techniques and joint-implant technology for treatments for painful osteoarthritis of the thumb, “we are getting much closer to the ideal,” says Miami-based orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia MD…. Continue Reading
The BioPro Modular Thumb Implant incorporates two important features for an anatomically correct fit The medial offset head aligns with the true center of the trapezium, ensuring proper joint alignment. The 15 degree varus angle stem allows the head to maintain good contact with ht socket during flexion or opposition, minimizing chances of dislocation. Dr…. Continue Reading
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… Continue Reading