Hand Arthritis

Hand arthritis is a condition characterized by inflammation and degeneration of the joints in the hand, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. It can affect various joints in the hand, including the fingers, thumbs, and wrists, and is commonly associated with aging or repetitive use.

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TFCC Surgery Issues and Jennifer’s Story

Our opposable thumbs are one of the things that have allowed our brains to get so big. To make that work, there’s a structure you may never have heard of called the TFCC which can become damaged and cause immense pain. When that happens TFCC surgery is often recommended. Is that a good idea? No,…read more

An Artist’s Hand and Avoiding Thumb Surgery

Thumb arthritis is a major problem for all of us, but much worse for those of us who use our hands. This is the story of a revolutionary non-surgical procedure for those with CMC arthritis and an artist who got his grove back. Let’s dig in. What Is the Thumb CMC Joint? The thumb has…read more

Thumb Surgery Alternative?

Is there a real thumb surgery alternative? Can thumb arthritis be cured? Let’s dive into the pros and cons of thumb surgery and how we have helped many people avoid thumb surgery through a new precise injection technique. What is the CMC Joint of the Thumb? The CMC (Carpal-Metacarpal) joint of the thumb is between…read more

Hand Surgery Side Effects That Can Easily Be Avoided…

If you’ve ever wondered why sometimes I seem to be a bit “anti-surgery,” you would only need to spend a day with me in clinic to find out why. We see surgery train wrecks day in and day out. What makes them so upsetting is that most of the time, the surgery could have been…read more

Treating Hand Arthritis and Trigger Finger with PRP

Dr. Pitts discusses how we treat hand arthritis and trigger finger through precise injections of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and our 4th generation platelet lysate. Enjoy!

There’s a Reason Success Rates for Wrist Replacement Are So Low: It Isn’t the Answer!

You never realize how big a deal your hands are until something goes wrong with them and all of a sudden you can’t write, carry things, or type without pain. There are few good treatment options for problems with wrist arthritis and pain at the base of the thumb, and a recent study showing a scary low…read more

Thumb Arthritis Surgery Recovery: What a Mess…

We can help the majority of patients with thumb arthritis without the need for invasive surgery. However, we also see some patients we can’t help. One such patient tried a platelet injection to avoid a protracted thumb arthritis surgery recovery and this didn’t help. So rather than moving on to the next step in our…read more
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