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Osteoarthritis of the hand 

Osteoarthritis of the hand
Osteoarthritis of the hand

T.R.C. Davis

and N.D. Downing

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date: 26 May 2022

Prevalence of hand osteoarthritis increases with age

Most hand osteoarthritis causes few symptoms

Non-operative management is sufficient for the majority of cases

Surgical treatment is sometimes required

Total joint replacements have significant failure rates.

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