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Table 1 Ability to perform selected activities of daily living before surgery and at 3.5 [2] and 13-year review

From: Abductor pollicis longus tendon interposition for arthrosis of the first carpo-metacarpal joint. Long-term results

  Pre-op 3.5 year review [2] 13 year review
n = 55 n =55 N =36
Yes No Same Better Worse Same Better Worse
Open a car door 42 13 42 11 2 18 17 * 1
Use a doorkey 45 10 47 7 2 16 20 ** 0
Open a jar of jam 13 42 36 14 5 20 13 3
Wring a cloth 25 30 30 21 4 21 15 0
  1. (Better = Unable before surgery, able at follow-up
  2. Worse = Able before surgery, unable at follow-up)
  3. * p < 0.01; ** p < 0.001 compared to 3.5 year review