Arthroplasty of the thumb
Your thumb distinguishes you from the other species! When it is injured, your daily activities are surely seriously affected. Any imbalance has repercussions. A hand surgeon is the best person to consult to have your condition evaluated.
Palm view, right hand
Frequent pain at the base of the thumb is usually caused by arthrosis (carpo-metacarpal arthrosis or rhyzarthrosis) and can usually be treated with a protective thumb support (short moulded orthosis) and cortisone infiltrations.
When there is incapacitating pain or cumbersome deformity of the thumb, the answer can be articulation replacement surgery (resection arthroplasty or full prosthesis). This prosthesis is similar to the prostheses of other large articulations, but with additional innovative technology that allows recovering full use of the thumb.Schedule an appointement