New Technique - CMC Joint Arthroplasty


Dr. Sauer is pleased to offer a new procedure. There is a minimally invasive procedure which can repair and refurbish the cartilage worn out at the base of the thumb due to osteoarthritis. After removing the diseased face of the trapezium (bone at the base of the thumb), the joint is resurfaced with autologous (your own) ear cartilage. The surgery can return normal, painfree motion at the base of the thumb in 3 to 4 months.

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Procedures Performed by Dr. Sauer

We now do in-office xrays!

Hand Surgery:

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Trigger Finger
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • DeQuervain’s Disease
  • Tendon/Nerve/Artery Injury
  • Microsurgical Repair
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Traumatic soft tissue injuries
  • Flap Reconstruction
  • Peripheral Nerve Repairs
  • Replantation of digits
  • Thumb joint arthroplasty / Cartilage Implant


Plastic Surgery:

  • Breast Reduction
  • Skin cancer excision and reconstruction
  • Skin grafts
  • Microsurgical Free Flaps
  • Difficult Wounds, Burns
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
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