Osteoarthritis in hands
Hi, my name is Doreen & I’ve just joined Versus Arthritis & would like to ask a question. I have OA in a number of my joints but would like to ask a specific question about arthritis in the hands. I’ve had arthritis for many years & this week I saw a consultant about one of my fingers, I won’t bore you with all the details but I’ve been given a choice of what they’ve suggested doing.
- joint replacement
- Fusion of the finger
- Steroid injection
I was told that if they did the joint replacement and if it failed for whatever reason, I would have to have the fusion done. The steroid injection would only be a temporary fix as I see it.
Has anyone had either of these procedures and if so could you describe your experience and would you recommend it?
thank you for any advice you can give.