Finger joint replacement is often recommended for individuals suffering from chronic joint pain that has not responded to more conservative treatment options. When a finger joint becomes damaged, which can occur as a result of a sudden trauma or from wear-and-tear conditions like osteoarthritis, it can cause pain and other symptoms that make it difficult to move and bend the fingers as needed during daily activities.
At Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine, Dr. Richard Gray, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement surgery and has extensive experience providing orthopaedic hand care both through his medical practice and through volunteer work in third-world countries. Dr. Gray has provided finger joint replacement and other treatments for countless patients with hand and finger conditions and can help you find the treatment option that’s right for you.
If surgery is recommended, Dr. Gray can help you and your family understand how to prepare for the surgery and what to expect during the procedure. After a joint replacement procedure, patients typically:
- Wear a splint or cast for several weeks to keep the joint stable while it heals
- Complete physical therapy to help restore joint function and mobility
- Return to normal activities without joint pain, once fully healed
If you are experiencing hand pain or difficulty moving your fingers, you can benefit from consulting with an orthopaedic surgeon to discuss your treatment options. Contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gray. He will be happy to help you determine if finger joint replacement or another treatment option is the best option for you.
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