Published in Drug Week, July 28th, 2006
Researchers in the United States conducted a study "to define the mechanics and determine the clinical outcome of titanium implant arthroplasty in trapeziometacarpal arthritis. For the finite element analysis (FEA) a 2-dimensional FEA mesh of the titanium arthroplasty was constructed with 8-node quadrilateral elements and analyzed. Flexion-extension displacement of the metacarpal was analyzed."
S.H. Naidu and colleagues, Pennsylvania State University, wrote, "For the clinical study, between 1996 and 2003, 47 patients (50 thumbs) with Eaton stage 3...
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