Initially basal joint arthritis will respond to nonsurgical treatment like activity modification, splints, or in severe cases a cast, anti-inflammatory medication, and cortisone injections. If symptoms persist, surgery can be considered. This includes reconstructive options like removing the diseased part of the joint and using a tendon graft or a soft tissue filler from the surrounding capsule to create a spacer in the joint. This allow mobility to be maintained after the painful surfaces of the joint have been removed.
At Oceana Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Dr. Aboka brings added expertise in minimally invasive treatment of Basal Joint Arthritis of the thumb, facilitating your return to pain-free function. This procedure is an outpatient/same-day surgery, and is done through a small incision, leading to less pain and scarring and quicker recovery and return to normal function