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Table 3 Preferred surgical procedures for CMC-1 OA, arranged by popularity

From: Current trends in operative treatment of carpometacarpal osteoarthritis: a survey of European hand surgeons

Preferred surgical procedure Response % Responses of total participants, N = 439
Trapeziectomy with LRTI 202 46.0
Prosthetic joint replacement 113 25.7
            Metal on polyethylene/metal 86 76.1
            Pyrocarbon 21 18.6
            Bioresorbable 3 2.7
            Other 3 2.7
Trapeziectomy with interpositional arthroplasty 100 22.8
            Tendon 89 89.0
            Capsule 7 7.0
            Other 4 4.0
Trapeziectomy only 93 21.2
Trapeziectomy with ligament reconstruction only 82 18.7
Arthrodesis of MC I and trapezium 33 7.5
Surgical denervation 24 5.5
Trapeziectomy with hematoma distraction only (temporary K-wire fixation) 20 4.6
Eaton-Littler ligament reconstruction 17 3.9
Wilson’s osteotomy 14 3.2
Suspensionplasty with tendon, without trapeziectomy 8 1.8
Suspensionplasty with foreign material (e.g., Mini TightRope® or other suture), without trapeziectomy 6 1.4
Arthrodesis of MC I and MC II 0 0
Other 15 3.4
  1. The sum of responses exceeds the total number of participants (N = 439), because more than one surgical procedure could be opted as a treatment of choice. In the second column, the responses are expressed as percentage of the total number of participants; these percentages thus do not add up to 100