Elbow, Hand & Wrist Arthritis Treatment
Non-Surgical Arthritis Treatment Options
Surgical Arthritis Treatment Options
Surgery is indicated when the patient either has too much pain or too little function. The goal is to restore as much function as possible and to eliminate the pain or reduce it to a tolerable level. There are two types of surgeries listed below. Your hand surgeon will help you decide which type of surgery is the most appropriate for you.
- Joint fusion - the arthritic surface is removed and the bones on each side of the joint are fused together.
- Joint replacement & reconstruction - the degenerated, rough joint surface is removed to eliminate the irregular bone-to-bone contact that causes pain and restricts motion. The removed portion of bone may be replaced with a tendon or with a joint replacement implant.
If you have questions, or to make an appointment, call: 404-778-3350.