As more baby boomers age, thumb arthritis has become more common — especially among female patients. The first line of treatment often includes using a splint to restrict motion, anti-inflammatory cream and hand therapy. The second line of treatment is cortisone injections, with surgery as the final option.
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Orthopedic Surgeons Seeing More Thumb ArthritisWritten by Laura Miller | April 04, 2012
Orthopedic surgeons are seeing more patients with debilitating arthritis of the thumb, according to a Newswise report.
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