Advanced Treatment for Joint Arthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, and locking. A variety of causes includes heredity, developmental, metabolic, and mechanical deficits which may initiate processes leading to loss of cartilage. When bone surfaces become less well protected by cartilage, bone may be exposed and damaged. As a result of decreased movement secondary to pain, regional muscles may atrophy and ligaments may become more lax. For most New Mexico patients, early treatment typically involves medication and activity modification.
Fortunately, a successful finger joint replacement can eliminate pain and restore strength and function to the finger and hand by replacing the damaged joint with an artificial one. Patients can finally get back to enjoying the activities that mean most to them, without having to let the effects of joint degeneration hold them back.
Patients from across Arizona have trusted the experts and our services at The Fitzmaurice Hand Institute to help them live without the effects and pain associated with damage from Osteoarthritis. We can provide advanced diagnostics necessary, and discuss the very latest technologies and treatment options that may be available for you.
For more information on joint arthritis treatment, visit WebMD.com.