Arthritis (of the Hand & Fingers)

Hand & Wrist Diseases & Conditions - Adelaide Orthopaedic Specialist

Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints. It can occur in any joints, and is especially common in the hands, wrists, and fingers. It can occur due to disease or trauma, and can result in ongoing pain and swelling which affects your ability to function normally.

Many forms of arthritis respond well to conservative treatment, and symptoms can be managed with medication and support. However, surgical treatment (such as joint fusion or joint replacement) may be recommended if conservative treatments are not effective.

Dr James McLean provides consultation and various treatments for arthritis and a wide variety of other hand and wrist conditions in his multiple practice locations in Adelaide. With his extensive experience in treating upper limb conditions, he works with his patients to create tailored treatment plans which yield the best possible outcomes for their injuries. Click here for more information on other conditions involving the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow which Dr James McLean has a special interest in treating.

This page was adapted https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/arthritis-of-the-hand: click the link to read more about the condition. To find out more about arthritis or to book a consultation, contact Dr James McLean.

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