STT arthritis is a form of osteoarthritis that involves three bones in the wrist, the Scaphoid, the Trapezium and the Trapezoid. This article covers the symptoms of STT arthritis, diagnosis and treatment options including surgery.
"I was diagnosed with Tendonitis in my thumb. I feel like I just keep icing it day and night and splinting it constantly but it’s not getting any better and the pain is sharp and endless. Any suggestions?"
"I have osteoarthritis in my right thumb. It’s very painful. I recently saw an orthopedic hand specialist who recommended surgery (a trapeziectomy). He said the surgery has a 90-95% success rate, would take the pain away completely, and is covered by my insurance.
If I decide to have the surgery, how long will it take to recover and will my hand be back to normal as a result?"