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Thumb Arthritis Surgery
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Not likely, sorry: Basilar joint arthritis (tmc arthritis) develops from ligament damage and laxity which impairs stability. Cartilage surfaces do well under compression but not shear forces. The instability with grasp and pinch leads to cartilage breakdown and arthritis. Many patients benefit from a supporting splint. Treatment depends upon symptoms, not severity of x-ray changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a mild degenerative change in the first carpal metacarpal joint, is this thumb arthritis and can I lift weights and exercise?
My mom has severe thumb arthritis and is in a lot of pain, what should she do to manage the pain, besides the splint & anti-inflammatory?
Is there a surgery for arthritis in thumb joint? I had carpal tunnel surgery almost 6 months ago this came afterwards
For the past 2.5 yrs i been getting cortizone (hydrocortisone) injections in my thumb. Dr. Is now talking surgery. What is the best surgery for basal joint arthritis?
Typically how long are u in cast after cmc athroplasty surgery for basal thumb arthitis? And what is recouperation like? Thank you
Yes: I have treated several professional musicians for thumb arthritis using a minimally invasive technique (arthroscopic hemitrpeziectomy) along with stem cell resurfacing of the joint with excellent success. One in particular has been playing guitar at the grande ole oprey in nashville 3 weeks after surgery. There are definitely some good options and i can give out references if you like. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have got a numb thumb since last two months. Some say it is arthritis. Coyld you suggest any medication?
Cause of numbness: needs to be determined. Compression of a nerve is implied. Is this due to bony overgrowth, swelling of soft tissues, is the nerve made more susceptible to injury by an underlying neuropathic process like diabetes or toxic nutritional factors ? Is the problem due to a branch of the median nerve or the radial nerve? No medication helps with numbness unless it reduces swelling, treats infection etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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