This educational session includes information about the causes and symptoms of osteoarthritis of the hand and thumb, as well as some discussion of the x-ray and microscopic findings often seen in this disease. It also addresses non-surgical and surgical treatment options for osteoarthritis of the hand.
Non-surgical treatments are available to manage OA of the hand/thumb.
Recovery from arthritis surgery continues to become easier and quicker.
Results are lasting 20+ years, making surgery a good option for younger and younger patients.
As great at the results are, all non-operative treatments should be tried first.
Who Should Attend: Anyone affected by arthritis of the hand and/or thumb; or interested in learning more about OA and its treatment â€“ patients, family members, caregivers and health care professionals.