Experts explain five surgical treatment options for thumb arthritis. But dexterity comes at a price – an increased risk of osteoarthritis in the first carpometacarpal (CMC) joint, where the thumb meets the trapezium bone in the wrist. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other forms of.
What Is LRTI Surgery and Can It Help Treat Arthritis? LRTI stands for ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition. LRTI surgery removes a small bone (trapezium) at the base of the thumb, and rearranges a nearby tendon to serve as a cushion for the arthritic thumb joint.
Conditions which may be helped by surgery include carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, Dupuytren's contracture and arthritis of the base of the thumb.