Ankle arthritis is a disabling condition that can have a significant impact on quality of life. Most cases are linked to some kind of trauma, such as a fracture or severe sprain which can hasten the wear and tear of joint cartilage that occurs naturally as we age.
If you are due to undergo surgery for arthritis, your symptoms are probably already pretty severe. As well as pain, you may be experiencing significant loss of movement and joint stiffness. Your quality of life is likely to have been impacted and you may have had to give up doing things that you love.
Thumb osteoarthritis is caused by damage to the cartilage in the thumb joint which results in bone rubbing against bone. Like all forms of osteoarthritis it is due to wear and tear and is more common as we age.
If you have severe osteoarthritis, you may be eligible for knee replacement surgery. Surgeons routinely perform both total and partial knee replacements, but what is the difference and which might be the best choice for you?
Osteoarthritis – also called wear and tear arthritis – is the most common form of arthritis in the UK and also the leading cause of disability. The condition affects around 8.5 million people, resulting in joint pain and stiffness and limiting participation in everyday activities. Aside from the pain and loss of mobility, the condition…