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Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons

The Quad City Area’s Only Group of All Board-Certified
and
Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeons

Dr. Tyson Cobb Thumb Arthritis Quad Cities Davenport IA

Dr. Tyson Cobb – Blog Series on Hand, Finger and Elbow Conditions and Techniques

Welcome to the sixth entry in a new blog series by our experienced hand and upper extremity surgeon, Tyson Cobb, M.D.  This series contains summaries of articles co-written by Dr. Cobb discussing some of the latest research and new techniques for issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis in the hands and fingers and other hand and upper extremity conditions.

Arthroscopic Resection Arthroplasty for Treatment of Combined CMC and STT (Pantrapezial) Arthrosis
Authors:  Cobb, Sterbank, Lemke
Published in Journal of Hand Surgery, 2011. 36a: 413-419.

Improved equipment and refined surgical techniques has allowed hand surgeons to address the entire spectrum of basal joint arthritis of the thumb arthroscopically.  For years, STT arthritis was thought to be a contraindication for arthroscopic treatment of thumb CMC arthritis.  This publication by Cobb, Sterbank and Lemke describes a new surgical procedure for arthroscopic treatment of advanced (Stage IV) arthritis at the base of the thumb.  Excellent results with rapid recovery times are reported.

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