Thumb joint replacement is a viable option for people who have arthritis at the base of their thumb. ORA Hand Surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Winston, says the condition usually affects more women than men. When turning a jar lid or gripping a door knob is painful, Dr. Winston says it’s time to consider options.
Dr. Winston performs minimally invasive thumb joint surgery on an outpatient basis at the Crow Valley Surgery Center. The surgery takes less than an hour and within several months, patients regain their pinch and grip strength, alleviating the sharp pain at the base of your thumb.