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Excision arthroplasty of the trapezium

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This operation is performed to relieve the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis of the base of the thumb.

Movement is restored, however thumb pinch is always weak.

A silicone prosthesis in place of the trapezium gives good results provided local deformity is not pronounced.

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