Speaker: Dr. Kelly Holtkamp, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Arthritis of the hands and fingers can make your favorite activities painful or even impossible. If you suffer from arthritis or from a joint injury, you may be a candidate for finger joint replacement surgery.Finger joint replacement surgery helps people who have debilitating joint pain of the hand or fingers from arthritis or injuries. During the procedure, the diseased joint is replaced with a joint made of a plastic component and titanium. After surgery, patients immediately begin therapy to improve their range of motion, with strengthening exercises beginning after about four weeks of healing.You do not need to suffer from arthritis of the hands and fingers or joint pain from injuries. Finger joint replacement surgery and physical therapy can help you get back to the activities you love.