A review of osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal joint (TMJ)


Murphy, Nicole, Dasari, Bhoomiah and Adams, Jo (2009) A review of osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal joint (TMJ). Journal of Rheumatology Occupational Therapy, 24, (1), 8-11.

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder in the western world, present in the majority of people aged 65 years and in 80% of those aged 70 years and over. The distal interphalangeal, proximal interphalangeal and carpometacarpal joint of the hand may all be affected in OA that frequently affects the hands and knees. There are three main areas in the management of osteoarthritis of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb. These are hand therapy (splinting, patient education, exercise, joint protection and acupuncture), drug therapy (NSAID and steroid injections) and surgery (arthrodesis and arthroplasty). Currently there are no guidelines into the management of osteoarthritis of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1473-0170 (print)
Keywords: osteoarthritis, trapeziometacarpal joint, splinting, patient education, joint protection, drug therapy, surgery
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Health Sciences
ePrint ID: 72296
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:51
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/72296

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