Joint Replacement Surgery Of The Hand (cont.)

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Joint Replacement Surgery of the Hand At A Glance

  • Joint replacement surgery involves replacing a destroyed joint with an artificial joint.
  • This procedure is typically employed in treating severe arthritis involving certain joints.
  • Surgical options for treatment of arthritis of the hand include cleaning of the abnormal cartilage and bone, fusion, and replacement surgery.

Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/16/2014