alexa The prevalence of degenerative arthritis of the base of the thumb in post-menopausal women.


Journal of Osteoarthritis

Author(s): Armstrong AL, Hunter JB, Davis TR

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Abstract The prevalence of basal thumb osteoarthritis was assessed in 143 post-menopausal women. The radiological prevalences of isolated carpometacarpal and scapho-trapezial osteoarthritis were 25\% and 2\% respectively. The prevalence of combined carpometacarpal and scapho-trapezial osteoarthritis was 8\%. 28\% of women with isolated carpometacarpal osteoarthritis and 55\% with combined carpometacarpal and scapho-trapezial osteoarthritis complained of basal thumb pain.
This article was published in J Hand Surg Br and referenced in Journal of Osteoarthritis

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