The joint between the base of thumb and trapezium (one of the eight carpal bones) is a common site of symptomatic osteoarthritis. This commonly presents with pain and weakness of pinch/grip over a prolonged period of time.
Make an appointment with Adelaide orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Sunil P Reddy to discuss your condition and the optimal treatment option. Hand therapy with or without steroid injection into the joint can provide significant relief in many patients. Surgery is usually required in symptomatic individuals where non-operative treatment has failed to provide relief.
Depending on the age, activity level and strength requirements at work one of the following surgical procedures may be recommended:
- Trapezectomy and suspensionplasty
- Fusion of 1st CMC joint
Learn more about arthritis of the base of thumb and its treatment – visit American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website.