Trapeziectomy with Suspensionplasty



Patients with advanced disease or who fail non-surgical treatment may be candidates for surgical reconstruction. A variety of surgical techniques are available that can successfully reduce or eliminate pain.

One such procedure, that is most commonly performed in our practice, is removing the trapezium bone and reconstructing the thumb with a tendon transfer.  It is an outpatient procedure that can be performed under regional or general anesthesia and requires significant rehabilitation to maximize the function of the hand.  Hand therapy usually starts about 6 weeks after the surgery and may take several weeks, depending on the patient.  A splint on the thumb and wrist is worn full-time for 6 weeks after the surgery and then, when hand therapy begins, a removable splint is applied.  Normal activity with the hand usually starts about 3-4 months after surgery.

                                                        The goal of the surgery is maximal pain relief.

Orange City Office

211 S. Volusia Ave
Orange City, FL 32763
Fridays from 8:30 to 3:00
Tel : (386) 218-4920
Fax : (386) 788-0679

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Port Orange Office

3635 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste 900
Port Orange, FL 32129
(situated in the Surgery Center of Volusia Building)
Tel : (386) 788-4263
Fax: (386) 788-0679
Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Society Memberships
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Florida Medical Association

Palm Coast Office

315 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Suite 4,
Palm Coast, FL 32137
(situated in the Florida Health Care Plans building)
Tel : (386) 246-3063

Mondays 8.00 am - 3.15 pm
Society Memberships
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
  • Volusia County Medical
  • University of Florida Hand Fellows' Alumni Association

Edgewater Office

239 N. Ridgewood Ave, Suite 1
Edgewater, FL 32132
(situated in the Florida Health Care Plans building)
Tel : (386) 410-4972

Wednesdays 8.00 am - 3.00 pm
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