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.

Common questions

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.

Contact Benenden Hospital

It’s easy to make an appointment; you can ask your GP or give us a call on 01580 230661.