Reconstruction for failed trapeziometacarpal implant

Ludovic Ardouin, Benjamin Mattelaer, Federico Villani, Luca Vaienti, Michel Merle

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Trapeziometacarpal prosthesis by metallic implant is used to treat thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis. Many causes of failure have been described whereas revision techniques still remain a challenging surgery. In this article, we describe a revision strategy in a failed metallic cemented trapeziometacarpal implant with major first metacarpal shortening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-229
Number of pages5
JournalTechniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011


  • arthroplasty
  • hand joints
  • osteoarthritis
  • prosthesis and implants
  • thumb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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