Life changing hand and wrist rejuvenation
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.
Hand Surgery For Osteoarthritis Perth
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, caused by the breakdown of the protective cartilage layer between joints. It commonly presents in women aged over 50, but can appear at any age. The symptoms of osteoarthritis include joint pain, swelling in the joints, limited joint movement, joint stiffness and muscle weakness around the affected joint.
A number of surgical procedures are available to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis. Dr Stewart will discuss the best option for you at your appointment to help offer you lasting relief from symptoms.
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.