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Hand arthritis can be quite painful and debilitating for many patients. We understand and are here to educate you on all your options during consultation. Our expert team of surgeons will assess the type of surgery you need to relieve pain, improve mobility, and remove the arthritic surface from the affected joints. If you would like to learn more about hand arthritis surgery, read on.

Hand Arthritis Surgery

Hand arthritis can sometimes be resolved with surgery. Hand arthritis surgery is usually the last option when non-surgical options have failed to give relief and restore mobility. There are two main types of surgery performed: fusion and knuckle replacement.


Fusion, medically known as arthrodesis, has a goal of strengthening and stabilizing function of knuckles by fusing the bones or joints together. A drawback is little to no flexibility and movement.

Knuckle Replacement

Knuckle replacement surgery, medically known as arthroplasty, involves removing the damaged and arthritic joint and replacing it with an artificial implant. This type of surgery is intended to relieve pain and restore some function along with a natural shape to the overall hand. Unfortunately, these implants don’t fully replicate normal finger motion. Often a surgery of this kind may need to be repeated in the years to come.

**Our specialist is unfortunately unable to accept referrals for these surgeries due to extended wait times for surgery.**

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