Trapeziectomy and tendon suspension with or without a Mitek anchor fixation in the thumb basal joint osteoarthritis
Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 08/10/2012
Nordback S et al. – A detailed clinical analysis of pain, function and a radiologic assessment of the trapeziometacarpal space were performed. Mitek anchor fixation was associated with a shorter convalescence period. However, in spite of an improved radiological maintenance of the scaphometacarpal space, mitek anchor fixation was associated with an impaired postoperative function and residual pain when compared with the conventional suspension ligamentoplasty procedure. Patient’s satisfaction was comparable in both groups. In this series stabilization of the suspension ligamentoplasty procedure by the insertion of a mitek anchor did not bring the hoped benefits to the patients with a trapeziometacarpal arthritis.