Get A Grip: New Fixes For Arthritic Fingers

A simple, less-invasive thumb-joint spacer leads advances in knuckle replacement.

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Knuckles arent stressed by shifts in body weight, as hips and knees are, but your finger joints are still subject to the ravages of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis-and if they become too painful, they may need to be replaced. Researchers continue to refine the options available for finger-joint replacement. New developments include an all-in-one thumb prosthesis as well as sculpted finger implants for improved stability.
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