Surgery for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hand surgery depends on which structures are affected.


Many people suffer with arthritis in the hands, which can be from osteoarthritis but also rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The two types of arthritis have different causes and different treatment. In both cases, surgery may be needed if symptoms become severe and nonsurgical methods don’t adequately provide relief. (Surgery for osteoarthritis in the hand was discussed in the June 2022 issue of Arthritis Advisor.)

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