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Can you surgically remove knots on fingers caused from osteoarthritis?

Can you surgically remove knots on fingers caused from osteoarthritis?

Arthritic joints: Arthritis in some form is a common cause. The bumps on the distal joints near the nails are called hebreden's nodes and the ones near the pip or middle joints, bouchard's nodes. The bumps cannot generally be removed , they are part of the joint or small bone spurs and removal is ineffective and should nver be done for cosmesis alone or with the notion that it will alter the arthritic process ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more


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I have tricompartmental osteoarthritis of the knees and I've tried all therapies with no real results. Do I need surgery to remove the constant pain?

I have tricompartmental osteoarthritis of the knees and I've tried all therapies with no real results. Do I need surgery to remove  the constant pain?

Knee orthopedist.: You should see a sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, who can determine what the best form of treatment may be. You may need arthroscopic surgery, depending on what the findings are. ...Read more

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34yrs, had an ACL surgery on right knee 2 yrs ago. part of damaged meniscus was also removed. What precautions should I take to avoid Osteoarthritis?

 34yrs, had an ACL surgery on right knee 2 yrs ago. part of damaged meniscus was also removed. What precautions should I take to avoid Osteoarthritis?

Prevent arthritis: Part of prevention of further wear of ones knee is established by securing the structural deficits as u already have . Other pearls include maintaining good muscle tone, keeping your BMI below 25., Avoid quick cutting or pivoting sports, maintain a healthy diet to include vitamin e and glucosamine. ...Read more

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A job that causes repetitive motion of hands, fingers, etc. How long could it take 2 get osteoarthritis if 1 was to get it? Would 1 have it in 20 yrs.

A job that causes repetitive motion of hands, fingers, etc. How long could it take 2 get osteoarthritis if 1 was to get it? Would 1 have it in 20 yrs.

Not necessarily: It depends on too many factors to answer your question. The longer you live, the more likely you are to have oa of the back, hips or knees especially. It also depends of your weight and how much you abuse the joints. ...Read more

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If you are suspected to have osteoarthritis in your finger..What can be done or taken to ease the pain?

If you are suspected to have osteoarthritis in your finger..What can be done or taken to ease the pain?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur should you have surgery?

If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur should you have surgery?

More Information: You don't mention where this is at; bone spurs can occur anywhere. It is difficult to answer this question without more information. ...Read more

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If i suffer from finger pain due to osteoarthritis would using a video game controller make my condition worse ?

If i suffer from finger pain due to osteoarthritis would using a video game controller make my condition worse ?

It could: Osteoarthritis is like losing tread on a tire. If you drive, then its bad for the tire. You need to figure out which joint it is and how much pressure you place on that joint when playing. ...Read more

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Diagnosis- osteoarthritis in shoulder. Constant pain - dr. Says only lasting relief is via surgery. Any other way to get relief from constant pain?

Diagnosis- osteoarthritis in shoulder.  Constant pain - dr. Says only lasting relief is via surgery.  Any other way to get relief from constant pain?

Try prolotherapy: Find a physician locally who is experienced in prolotherapy. These injections can be done with standard solutions, with PRP, and now even with stem cells and definitely provide pain relief as well as some regeneration of cartilage. It may not avoid surgery if your joint is too far gone, but it will definitely help with your pain, delay surgery, and will not damage the joint like steroids will. ...Read more

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How come osteoarthritis found mainly in the joints of fingers, spine, knees and hip?

How come osteoarthritis found mainly in the joints of fingers, spine, knees and hip?

No one really knows!: No one really knows! For example why is OA so rare in the ankle? it is weight bearing and used all the time? For sure, weight bearing of the joint and range of motion of the joint play an important role. Congenital (from birth / genetic) deformations of bones (common in the hip, knee, and spine) also play an important role. ...Read more

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