CMC Arthroplasty Rehab
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- Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
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- Rochester, Minnesota: 16-004879
Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-004879
About this study
Tightrope arthroplasty and ligament reconstruction with tendon interposition (LRTI) are both acceptable treatment options for painful arthritis at the thumb carpometacarpal joint. Advocates of the tightrope arthroplasty often cite early postoperative mobilization as a benefit to using this technique over alternative procedures. However, early postoperative rehabilitation protocols are used following the LRTI technique at our institution as well. Our study aims to clarify whether early mobilization following LRTI results in different short-term outcomes compared to tightrope arthroplasty.
Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.
- All patients (>18 years) undergoing thumb CMC arthroplasty with LRTI or tightrope technique followed by early postoperative rehab protocol
Participating Mayo Clinic locations
Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.
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Mayo Clinic principal investigator
Sanjeev Kakar, M.D.
Closed for enrollment
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