Get A Grip: New Fixes For Arthritic Fingers

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

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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