Treatments

Thumb/Basal Joint Arthritis Surgery

About Thumb/Basal Joint Arthritis Surgery

In most cases, a ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition (LRTI) technique is used to alleviate arthritis of the thumb. This can restore thumb movement and eliminate pain. During this outpatient procedure, surgeons remove the arthritic joint and replace it with a graft from one of your tendons to stabilize the thumb. Because tendons are used, rather than a metal or plastic implant that can wear out, the surgery can provide a long-term solution.

Our Specialists

Locations

Timonium

  • Phone: 410-560-3480

Wilkens Avenue

  • Phone: (410) 235-5405
  • Fax: (410) 467-5459

The Curtis National Hand Center

  • Phone: (410) 235-5405
  • Fax: (410) 467-5459

Perry Hall

  • Phone: (410) 235-5405
  • Fax: (410) 467-5459

Bel Air

  • Phone: 410-877-8088
  • Fax: (410) 877-8083

Ellicott City

  • Phone: (410) 772-2000
  • Fax: (410) 772-2039