Base of Thumb Arthritis Surgery Perth
Our hands take on a lot of day-to-day tasks, so when their mobility is restricted it can cause a number of problems. If you are experiencing issues with your hands or wrists, don’t suffer in silence. Our range of procedures can provide life changing relief from symptoms and help you move forward with confidence.
Thumb Arthritis Surgery Perth
Thumb arthritis is caused by ongoing damage and wearing away of the cartilage at the base of the thumb joint. Without this protective layer, the bones of the thumb will rub against each other and cause chronic pain, decreased mobility and swelling, and can make some daily activities almost impossible in severe cases.
A number of surgical procedures are available to provide relief from this condition. Dr Stewart will discuss these options with you at your consultation.
Base of Thumb Arthritis Surgery
Why people choose base of thumb arthritis surgery:
- Overcome ongoing and debilitating pain
- Improve overall motion of the thumb
- Increase hand strength
- Reduce swelling of the thumb joint
Dr Stewart has trained internationally to offer you the latest and best techniques in managing base thumb arthritis. Many pathways are available to you, including joint replacement, tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.
To book an appointment or to find out more, contact our team today.
Taking care of yourself after surgery
The hands are highly pain-sensitive, and pain may be severe enough to require analgesics. To reduce movements and allow the repairs to hold firmly, you may need to wear a splint. Rehabilitation is also necessary to achieve maximal use of your hands after the procedure.
Success rates depend on the type of deformity, and complete recovery may take months to years.