Osteoarthritis of the hand

T.R.C. Davis and N.D. Downing

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

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Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Osteoarthritis of the hand

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Prevalence of hand osteoarthritis increases with age

Most hand osteoarthritis causes few symptoms

Non-operative management is sufficient for the majority of cases

Surgical treatment is sometimes required

Total joint replacements have significant failure rates.

Chapter.  4473 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Rheumatology

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