Department| Volume 20, ISSUE 4, P363-364, October 2007

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Preliminary Findings on Patient Reported Outcomes Before and After Non-Surgical Management of Thumb CMC Arthritis

      Purpose: Non-surgical management of thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) arthritis has been advocated as the standard of care prior to surgical reconstruction of the thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) joint. Our review of the literature found no prospective studies in which the patient was asked to evaluate the outcome of thumb CMC arthritis non-surgical management. One purpose of this clinical study was to collect and report our findings on patient-reported outcomes related to non-surgical management of thumb CMC arthritis prior to therapy, at discharge from therapy, and 3-months following release.
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