Ask the Doctors March 2016 Issue

March 2016: Hand Arthritis and Shoulder Replacement

Arthritis Advisor Editor-in-Chief Steven Maschke, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute

March 2016: Hand Arthritis and Shoulder Replacement

Hand osteoarthritis (OA) is very common, with some statistics showing the incidence of hand OA being second only to knee arthritis in the U.S. Shoulder replacement surgery is becoming increasingly common for the treatment of degenerative osteoarthritis (OA).

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