Updates
Ten year study on use of special implants for thumb arthritis published in JHS

In my practice, interposition arthroplasty using pyrocarbon implants still represents a useful and reliable treatment option in the surgical treatment of early thumb basal joint arthritis.

Twenty-nine convex bi-articular pyrocarbon implants (PyroDisc®) inserted in a selected cohort of patients led to a significant postoperative improvement in all key hand outcome measures: pain reduction, DASH score, grip, and pinch strength at the median follow up of 59 months. This operation is technically demanding, but provides good results and can act as a time-procuring procedure while retaining the option of conventional trapeziectomy later, if necessary.

Our results have just been published in The Journal of Hand Surgery (Eur Vol) 2021, Vol. 46(3) 325–326 as a letter in response to similar outcomes reported by other European centers.

For the full article here

RECENTLY PUBLISHED
New modified rehabilitation regime for internally fixed metacarpal fractures

Metacarpal fractures account for 40% of all hand injuries and up to 44% of all hand fractures. While we are still collecting and processed data, preliminary results are suggesting that splint is neither needed, nor beneficial for patients who have undergone uncomplicated, rigid, internal fixation of metacarpal fractures.

Ten year study on use of special implants for thumb arthritis published in JHS

In my practice, interposition arthroplasty using pyrocarbon implants still represents a useful and reliable treatment option in the surgical treatment of early thumb basal joint arthritis.

Advances in Hand Surgery 2021 

I was delighted to participate in Advances in Hand Surgery Course which connected virtually so many surgeons, trainees and therapists over the last 3 days.

Practice reopening

As lockdown restrictions ease off, we are able to welcome new and follow up patients again.

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Miss Sonja Cerovac

Ashtead Hospital

The Warren

Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2SB