During finger fusion, the bones located in the
finger joint are joined with screws.
- Finger joint
Treated with Finger Fusion:
Finger fusion is used in cases of severe finger
pain, chronic sepsis, finger injury and arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and
osteoarthritis of the finger.
Non-surgical alternatives to finger fusion include
pain medicine, physical therapy, strength training, anti-inflammatory steroid
injections and the use of a finger brace. Finger joint replacement is a
surgical alternative to the procedure.
Complications from Finger Fusion:
Possible risks following finger fusion include
infection, bleeding, failed fusion and reduced mobility.
after Finger Fusion:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
finger fusion is very good.