Thumb arthritis (or basal joint arthritis) can appear early in life. Because of the constant swiveling and pivoting motions of the basal joint, the joint at the base of the thumb, or thumb CMC (carpometacarpal) joint tends to wear out easily. Basal joint arthritis is also common in people who have osteoarthritis.
One way to treat this condition is with total joint reconstruction surgery. While surgery may improve the condition for some, this is not the case for all. New problems in the thumb joint may redevelop over time, causing such symptoms as numbness or tenderness. The Regenexx family of surgical alternative treatments utilize your own stem cells to help repair damaged areas that are causing pain.
Hand and Wrist Conditions Commonly Treated with Stem Cell and Platelet Procedures
The list below represents the most commonly treated hand and wrist conditions using Regenexx stem cell or platelet procedures.
This is not a complete list, so please contact us or complete the Regenexx Candidate Form if you have questions about whether you or your condition can be treated with these non-surgical procedures. The type of procedure used (stem cell or blood platelet) to treat these conditions is largely dependent upon the severity of the injury or condition.
- Hand Arthritis
- TFCC tear
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
2013 Patient Outcomes for Hand & Wrist Arthritis
This data was derived from a group of patients with mostly severe thumb arthritis who were injected with their own stem cells. Most of these patients would have been candidates for thumb joint replacement or a surgery where a tendon is coiled up in the joint at the base of the thumb. Both are big surgeries with significant complications.
Is the Regenexx Hand and Thumb Surgery Alternative Right for You?
To find out if Regenexx-SD or a Regenexx Family procedure as a Hand Surgery Alternative is right for you, please complete our Regenexx Procedure Candidate Form below, or call us at 888-525-3005 to learn more.