Salvage options for flexor carpi radialis tendon disruption during ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition or suspension arthroplasty of the trapeziometacarpal joint

David B. Jones, Peter C. Rhee, Alexander Yong-Shik Shin, Sanjeev Kakar

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Several techniques of thumb basilar joint arthroplasty depend on an intact flexor carpi radialis (FCR) tendon. There are situations, however, when the FCR tendon may be attenuated or iatrogenically injured, which make these techniques difficult or unfeasible. Familiarity with intraoperative salvage techniques in this setting is imperative. We present techniques for stabilizing the base of the thumb metacarpal when the FCR is deficient or injured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1806-1811
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2013



  • Flexor carpi radialis tendon disruption
  • ligament suspension arthroplasty
  • thumb carpometacarpal joint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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