Thumb CMC replacement

The joint at the base of the thumb can be stiff and painful due to arthritis. This surgery replaces it with a piece of tendon.

If you have trouble using your thumb because of arthritis, this replacement might help. Your doctor will clean out the joint with arthritis, then take a piece of tendon from your wrist and put it into the joint.

After your surgery, you may be restricted in what you can do with your hand while it heals. You may need to see a hand therapist to get full use of your hand.