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Table 3 Mean (SD) mobility and strength in the operated hands at 3.5 [2] and 13-year follow-up

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

  3.5-year review [2] (n = 55) 13-year review (n = 36)
Thumb radial abduction (°) 51 (16) 36 (9)*
Wrist extension (°) 62 (12) 59 (10)
Wrist flexion (°) 68 (15) 71 (8)
Ulnar deviation (°) 36 (10) 32 (7)
Radial deviation (°) 21 (6) 18 (5)
Key pinch (kg) 3.8 (1.4) 5.0 (1.5)*
Power grip (kg) 21 (10) 24 (6)
  1. *p < 0.001 compared to operated hands at 3.5-year review