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Arthritis- Rheumatoid thumb IP fusion with a Herbert screw

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Description: There are many methods to fuse interphalangeal joints. In this case, a Herbert screw was used for arthrodesis fixation of an unstable thumb interphalangeal joint. This case also demonstrates the eponychial splitting approach to the joint.

Type: Case Study
Author/Contact: Charles Eaton
Institution: E-Hand
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Jan 31 2002
Last Modified: Sun Sep 27 2009