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What is STT arthritis?

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What is STT arthritis?

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.

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Ask Trevor CHT: Tedonitis in the thumb

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Ask Trevor CHT: Tedonitis in the thumb

"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?"

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Ask Trevor CHT: Trapeziectomy surgery for osteoarthritis?

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Ask Trevor CHT: Trapeziectomy surgery for osteoarthritis?

Wanda asks:

"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?"

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Ask Trevor CHT: Thumb pain after CTS surgery

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Ask Trevor CHT: Thumb pain after CTS surgery

Jim asks:

"I've had carpal tunnel surgery and now I have terrible debilitating pain at the base of my thumb in the carpal bones. Any ideas?"

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What is Osteoarthritis? Symptoms and treatments

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What is Osteoarthritis? Symptoms and treatments

What is Osteoarthritis?

Also known as degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) affects one or more joints in the body and causes the cartilage covering on the bones to wear out gradually. 

 

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