CMC Joint Arthroplasty - BIOPRO Prosthesis

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Basal joint arthritis, particularly affecting the thumb’s carpometacarpal (CMC) joint, can significantly impair daily activities. We understand the frustration and discomfort this condition can cause, which is why we’re excited to introduce you to CMC arthroplasty as a potential solution.

CMC arthroplasty is a specialized surgical technique designed to address the debilitating effects of basal joint arthritis. During the procedure, the damaged joint surfaces are removed and replaced with prosthetic components, restoring functionality and alleviating pain.

What sets CMC arthroplasty apart is its focus on preserving thumb mobility while effectively treating arthritis symptoms. By maintaining the natural range of motion, patients can regain the ability to perform tasks with ease and comfort.

Why CMC Arthroplasty is Preferred

  • Better Long-Term Outcomes: CMC arthroplasty has been shown to provide superior long-term outcomes compared to LRTI, with studies demonstrating better pain relief and satisfaction rates among patients.
  • Preservation of Mobility: By replacing the arthritic joint surfaces with prosthetic components, CMC arthroplasty preserves thumb mobility and function more effectively than LRTI.
  • Customized Solutions: CMC arthroplasty allows for a customized approach, with prosthetic components tailored to fit each patient’s unique anatomy, leading to optimized outcomes.

LRTI VS. CMC Joint Arthroplasty

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LRTI Procedure:

  • Ligament Reconstruction: LRTI focuses on reconstructing the damaged ligaments around the basal joint to stabilize it and improve function.
  • Tendon Interposition: A tendon graft is inserted into the joint space to act as a cushion between the bones, providing support and stability.

CMC Arthroplasty:

  • Joint Replacement: CMC arthroplasty involves removing the damaged joint surfaces and replacing them with prosthetic components.
  • Preservation of Mobility: Unlike LRTI, which involves stabilizing the existing joint, CMC arthroplasty replaces the damaged joint surfaces, preserving thumb mobility while addressing arthritis symptoms.

Both the LRTI (Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition) procedure and CMC (Carpometacarpal) arthroplasty are surgical options for treating basal joint arthritis, but they differ in their approach and outcomes.

7 Days Post Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Hemiarthroplasty

A 78 year old male surgical patient is recovering in his hometown. This post-operative video shows the results of the procedure performed by Dr. Alejandro Badia in Miami, FL.