Answers to Common Hand and Wrist Questions

Premier Health providers answers frequently asked questions about common hand and wrist conditions.

What causes thumb basilar joint arthritis?

The cause of thumb basilar joint arthritis is genetic and can occur with age, according to the American Society for Surgery of the HandOff Site Icon (ASSH).

The condition can cause pain and swelling, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS). Thumb basilar joint arthritis occurs more commonly in women than in men, according to the AAOS.

To learn more about the causes of thumb basilar joint arthritis, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Beth Berrettoni, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Matthew Cavo, MD, Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons and Associates; Krista Storms, OT, Premier Health

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