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FOI Request

Disclosure ID
FOI/02728
Request Date
September 23, 2018
Subject
Thumb Arthritis
Description

Question 1

 

Please could you send us your current policies for treatment (surgical and/or injection) of base of thumb arthritis including any funding criteria.

 

Question 2

 

Please could you send us any older policies including funding criteria for treatment of base of thumb arthritis from 1998 to present day.

 

Question 3

 

If not included in the policy what criteria is used to categorise severity of base of thumb arthritis into mild moderate or severe.

Response
1 Please could you send us your current policies for treatment (surgical and/or injection) of base of thumb arthritis including any funding criteria.
  • Brace
  • Steroid injection
  • If the above fails – trapeziectomy +/- tendon interposition and ligament reconstruction

 

2 Please could you send us any older policies including funding criteria for treatment of base of thumb arthritis from 1998 to present day?
  • None
3 If not included in the policy what criteria are used to categorise severity of base of thumb arthritis into mild moderate or severe.
  • Plain x-ray changes

 

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