Angus Keogh Procedures – Finger Arthritis
Arthritis of the digits is unfortunately very common. It can lead to disfigurement, pain and stiffness and hence loss of hand function. Non-operative options include injections, splinting, anti-inflammatory medications.
Depending upon which joint is involved there are several surgical options available. The joint can be replaced, fused (made stiff by healing the joint together) or in special circumstances removed (amputation). Obviously the aim is to produce a painless joint, but sometimes the trade off is loss of range of movement.