Treatment of posttraumatic arthrosis

Broken Thumb Radiographs

Patients who present with symptomatic post-traumatic CMC arthrosis generally complain of pain over the involved joint aggravated by gripping, shaking hands, and occupation-specific or sports-specific activities. A percentage of these patients present simply to determine the cause for their intermittent discomfort, but a number of others have daily, bothersome complaints. Frequently subtle instability is present on examination and may be a significant contributing factor. First line treatment is...