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Hand and wrist osteoarthritis surgery

Osteoarthritis can also appear in the hand or wrist. Some cases of osteoarthritis are linked to injuries, but others appear without any known reason. Among the most common types of hand and wrist osteoarthritis are metacarpophalangeal joint (knuckle joint) osteoarthritis, which is particularly common in women, and osteoarthritis of the small hand joints.

The symptoms are pain, swollen joints and sometimes changes in position. The symptoms can be treated with medication, splinting, injections or, as a last resort, surgery. Osteoarthritis operations in thumb knuckle joints or fingertip joints are among the most common surgical procedures performed by hand surgeons.