What is Carpometacarpal arthroplasty of thumb?

Category: Surgeries


A carpometacarpal arthroplasty of the thumb is a reconstruction or replacement of the first joint of the thumb. The most common procedures involve stabilizing the metacarpal and using one's own tendon tissue as a joint spacer.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Carpometacarpal arthroplasty of thumb

Side effect Patients Percentage
Joint deformity 1


Stopped having Carpometacarpal arthroplasty of thumb

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Carpometacarpal arthroplasty of thumb.