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Thumb distraction

What is thumb distraction?

Thumb joint distraction is used to treat painful thumb osteoarthritis (OA). It can prevent or slow down the progression of OA by relieving stress on the cartilage. This prevents further wear and tear and allows the cartilage to recover.

What is thumb joint distraction?

Joint distraction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that preserves the thumb joint. It combines advanced surgical techniques with the body’s natural healing processes to repair damaged cartilage in the thumb.

Thumb joint distraction

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