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Trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Radial-sided left wrist pain.

Patient Data

Age: 56
Gender: Female

Hands X-rays

X-ray

Bilateral trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis, however more prominent on the left: loss of joint space, subchondral sclerosis and mild osteophytosis. There is also a bone simple cyst in the medium phalanx of the fifth left finger. 

 

Case Discussion

The trapeziometacarpal joint is the most common site of osteoarthritis in the hand after interphalangeal joints.

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