Journal article

Radial subluxation in relation to hand strength and radiographic severity in trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis.

E Riordan, S Robbins, L Deveza, V Duong, WM Oo, A Wajon, K Bennell, J Eyles, R Jongs, J Linklater, D Hunter

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Greater joint laxity and radial subluxation of the thumb metacarpal base have been shown to be risk factors for the development of trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis in an asymptomatic and radiographically normal joint. Despite this, it is unknown whether joint laxity changes with disease progression from mild to severe osteoarthritis. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between joint laxity and osteoarthritis severity, using the trapeziometacarpal subluxation ratio as an indicator of joint laxity. METHOD: Baseline data were used from the first 100 participants included in the COMBO (Efficacy of combined conservative therapies on clinical outcomes in base of thumb OA) ..

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