About Trapeziectomy / CMC Arthritis
Also known as Thumb CMC Joint Arthritis, Trapeziectomy / CMC Arthritis is commonly diagnosed as arthritis.
Signs & Symptoms
Trapezium arthritis occurs when the bone is worn. It progressively leads to increasing pain, weakness in grip, stiffness and eventually it may cause deformity at the base of the thumb.
As the disease progresses, such difficulties as opening a jar/strong gripping activities or even daily tasks can become increasingly difficult, as the pain intensifies.
Risks & Concerns
The associated risks of surgery include;
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Need for further surgery
- Failure to relieve symptoms
- Worsening pain
- Neurovascular deficit or injury
- Risk of anaesthetic
If you experience any problems or have any concerns following your surgery, please do not hesitate to contact the office. Mr. Lawson-Smith’s staff with ensure that Mr. Lawson-Smith is kept informed of what is occurring and will advise you the best course of action.
If you are unable to reach the office, please do not hesitate to contact your GP or if it is an emergency, please present to your nearest Emergency Department.