Arthritis of the thumb joint, as well as tendon tears and other injuries, can be extremely painful and keep you from performing everyday tasks such as gripping objects, typing and even driving.
Thumb joint replacement at SoutheastHEALTH offers an effective solution.
The minimally invasive procedure performed at Southeast Hospital by orthopedic surgeon Andrew C. Trueblood, MD, of Advanced Orthopedic Specialists is unlike other techniques in that he uses your own tendon tissue to replace the faulty joint rather than an implant.
Acting as a natural cushion, the tendon tissue is less likely to wear out. As a result, it eliminates the need for additional surgeries and significantly reduces the amount of physical therapy needed to return the patient to a pain-free life, Dr. Trueblood explains.
Dr. Trueblood will hold a free seminar on the procedure on Tuesday, May 13, at 5 p.m. at HealthPoint Plaza in Cape Girardeau.
To learn more or register, visit SEhealth.org/Ortho or call 844-482-5833.