Individually Based Surgery
Dr. Cole will discuss your individual case including your symptoms, level of pain, hand usage, and specific goals to create a management regimen custom made for you.
Dr. Cole will determine the best option to treat your arthritis and, if necessary, discuss which surgery is best for you.
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Planning Your Hand Arthritis Surgery
How long is recovery after hand arthritis surgery?
There are many types of surgeries for hand arthritis, including removal of irreversible eroded and painful bone, joint replacement, and joint fusion.
Each surgery, and each patient, has a different length and different requirements during post-operative recovery. In general, most post-operative courses range from 3-6 weeks with physical therapy initiated during this period. With so many surgical and personal variables to take into account, however, your case is best addressed during a one-on-one appointment with Dr. Cole.
At this time, Dr. Cole will work closely with you to determine the best management course that’s just right for you.
Will my symptoms return after having hand arthritis surgery?
Surgical procedures for hand arthritis have some of the highest patient approval ratings of all surgeries performed. A very large part of this significant patient approval is due to their effectiveness in alleviating pain and their ability to restore function. These effects translate into a return to work and normal life in the vast majority of patients.
If the procedure performed entails removal, replacement, or fusion of the offending joint than arthritis cannot return at that specific location. However, because arthritis is due to continued use of the hands and wrists, arthritis may continue to progress in nearby joints.
Can my arthritis in my fingers be cured?
Yes. If the painful, arthritic joint is removed, replaced, or fused, arthritis cannot return at that specific location.
While these procedures may be right for you, many other treatment options are available and should also be considered to create the right management course for you.
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Boise Plastic Surgery and Boise Hand Center offer cosmetic, reconstructive, and hand surgery consultations. You will be seen personally by Dr. Cole at each and every visit. Book your appointment today by contacting our office.
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