Services & Treatments

Small Joint Replacement (Hand)

As in any other joint, the finger’s joint can suffer arthritis as well. If nonsurgical treatments are not successful in easing your pain and loss of function, a hand surgeon may recommend arthroplasty, a procedure that replaces the surfaces of the joint. Different types of prosthesis have been designed. Some are surgical plastic and metal, and others are made of silicone. Depending on the joint involved and type of arthritis, the surgery and prosthesis may vary. Recovery involves specialized hand therapy for several months.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.