In this procedure, the provider surgically immobilizes the carpometacarpal joint of a digit other than a thumb. He may or may not use an internal fixation device to fuse the joint. He induces artificial bone generation in the joint area with the help of a graft he obtains from another part of the patient’s body. A carpometacarpal joint is a joint where the metacarpal bone of the digit attaches to the carpal bone of the wrist.
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