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Hitch a ride to less thumb joint pain

Arthritis is a painful fact of life for many. In particular, thumb arthritis can make normal daily activities painful, difficult, or impossible. Although non-surgical management may be sufficient for some, other patients may experience symptoms that so dampen their quality of life that a surgical solution is warranted.

At Engineered Aesthetics Plastic Surgery, Dr. Engineer has spent many years assisting patients in the Las Vegas area to finally live with less pain and better function through basilar joint reconstruction surgery for thumb arthritis.

His particular combination of compassionate care, years of training, and hand surgery experience may be your best option. Join us for your personal consultation to discover your options. You deserve to grab onto life with both hands.

Your thumb arthritis diagnosis

Thumb arthritis occurs when the cartilage of the thumb starts to break down due to age and continued movement. When you are first diagnosed with thumb arthritis, your doctor will perform a full physical exam, and may also use CT scans, MRI, X-ray, or other diagnostic tests. Symptoms of thumb arthritis may include:

  • Hand weakness
  • Generalized hand or thumb pain
  • Pain that worsens with attempted use
  • Swelling and tenderness
  • An unusual placement of the thumb or drawing in of the metacarpal bone

Non-surgical treatments for thumb arthritis

Prior to considering surgery, several non-surgical treatments may be used. These may include some or all of the following:

  • Over the counter medication
  • Splints
  • Moist heat or ice
  • Steroid injection

However, the steroid injections may cause further breakdown of the cartilage, pain killers may be habit forming, and for many patients, these treatment options do not provide the level of relief they require. Patients in the Las Vegas area may wish to consider a potentially more lasting and effective option by pursuing basilar joint reconstruction with Dr. Engineer.

What to expect from basilar joint reconstruction

There are risks involved with undergoing basilar joint reconstruction for thumb arthritis, as there are for all surgeries. It is vitally important to select a licensed and experienced surgeon to best assure your safety and expected results.

After recovering from basilar joint reconstruction with Dr. Engineer, the expected outcome is markedly reduced pain and increased freedom of movement and function. The surgery is meant to provide more space and cushioning for the damaged cartilage in the area, resulting in what may be life-changing results.

Dr. Engineer has spent his entire career successfully performing hand surgeries for a wide variety of patients. He is deeply committed to fully exploring the latest and most cutting-edge surgical techniques, just as he is genuinely devoted to every patient’s personal outcomes.

At your comprehensive consultation, he will take time to understand your situation and goals and use his broad medical knowledge and surgical experience to create most appropriate surgical plan for your unique goals. Join us at Engineered Aesthetics Plastic Surgery so Dr. Engineer and the entire team may welcome you as family.

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