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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) The Journal of Rheumatology Occupational Therapy, 24, (1), pp. 8-11.

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: March 2009
Keywords: osteoarthritis, trapeziometacarpal joint, splinting, patient education, joint protection, drug therapy, surgery

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Local EPrints ID: 72296
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/72296
PURE UUID: 0af99270-8140-4cc6-91a8-8d34d2866b9c

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Date deposited: 08 Feb 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:55

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Author: Nicole Murphy
Author: Bhoomiah Dasari
Author: Jo Adams

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