Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic CMC Arthroplasty

The carpometacarpal (CMC) joints are present where the bones in the hand meet the wrist bones. Advanced arthritis of the CMC joints, especially the thumb joint, may be treated by arthroplasty which is removal of part of the joint and placement of a tendon graft or an artificial implant. This procedure may be performed in a minimally invasive manner using an instrument called an arthroscope.


  • The American Board of  Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • University of Pittsburgh  Medical Center
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association for Hand Surgery: AAHS
  • Alpha Omega Alpha