Trapeziectomy

This is an operation to remove the trapezium - the cube shaped bone in your wrist that is joined to the base of your thumb.

I have a question about having a trapeziectomy

What is a trapeziectomy?

This is an operation to remove the trapezium - the cube shaped bone in your wrist that is joined to the base of your thumb.

Why would I have a trapeziectomy?

You may have been recommended to have this surgery as you have pain or osteoarthritis in your thumb.

What happens during a trapeziectomy?

Your surgeon will make a cut on the back of your hand at the base of your thumb and remove the trapezium. Your surgeon may construct a ligament to connect the thumb to your wrist using a tendon that runs over the trapezium.

They will then close your skin with stitches and place a bandage or cast on your hand.

Our Consultants Surgeons

Mr James

Christopher James

Orthopaedic and trauma consultant

Mr James' specialties include hand and wrist surgery, both open and arthroscopic procedures.

Mr Thakral

Hemant Thakral

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Thakral's specialties include shoulder arthroscopic surgery, complex joint replacements for arthritis and trauma.

Contact us to arrange a trapeziectomy

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