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Basilar Joint Arthritis – Thumbs Up for Hand Surgeons

Posted May 29 2011 5:44am
basilar joint arthritis
Opposable thumbs are an important part of what sets man apart from beast. Opposable thumbs allow us to grasp things and pick them up. Without thumbs, you couldn't hold a cup with one hand. Without thumbs, you couldn't play the violin. There are lots of things that our thumbs enable us to do. But if you have  of the thumb, then you're not enjoying all the benefits of having them. Using your thumbs can be painful due to inflammation. And thumbs are prone to this condition because they're such a commonly used joint that has to undergo a lot of wear and tear.

Many people also suffer from . Just about everyone from the Harbor Gateway to the San Fernando Valley types or uses a computer. This means that the area is seeing a rise in carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries. Not only can these conditions be painful or uncomfortable or just plain annoying, but they can also prevent you from being able to do your job. Many jobs depend on the use of computers, and if you can't type, then you may not be able to do your job as quickly as you're used to.

If you have arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, then you may need to have  There are fortunately many experienced surgeons in the area, and this type of surgery is usually covered by medical insurance. But before you choose the first doctor you find in the phone book, take a moment to consider the experience and expertise of the surgeon. The hand contains a lot of bones, and it requires a delicate and precise touch to operate successfully on it. If you choose the wrong surgeon, you could end up even worse off than before.

When you're looking for a  be sure to find out how long they've been practicing, not only as a surgeon, but specifically as a hand surgeon. This type of surgery can be difficult, so the more experience the surgeon has, the better he'll be at it. You also want to find a surgeon that's near enough to you that it's convenient to get yourself to an appointment. You don't want to keep missing your appointments because of that famous Los Angeles traffic. But you're sure to find a good, experienced hand surgeon that's near enough to you to be convenient to see.
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