Arthritis involves the wearing down of the cartilage (smooth bearing surface) of a joint. This may be a result of an old injury, an inflammatory condition, or simple wear and tear. Arthritis of the hand or wrist may cause swelling, stiffness, and pain in the joints, often leading to loss of mobility and deformity. Our skilled physicians are able to expertly manage these symptoms with injections/ bracing/ therapy, and when conservative measures fail, surgery may be the right option. Your surgeon may recommend a fusion surgery or a joint replacement surgery (yes, even in your hand!!).