Rheumatoid Arthritis: Finger and Hand Surgeries
There are several surgeries to correct joint problems in the hand caused by rheumatoid arthritis, including:
If surgery is needed on the wrist and fingers, the wrist is usually done first. The position of tendons and other tissues in the wrist determines the balance of the finger tendons. If several surgeries are needed on the same hand, they may all be done at once.
The main goal of surgery is to relieve pain and restore some minimal function that will allow you to continue doing such basic activities as eating, bathing, and dressing.
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