The Osteoarthritic Thumb - Zigzag Deformity

Posted by Lori Algar OTD, OTR/L, CHT on Wed, Jan 10,2018 @ 01:16 PM

Osteoarthritis (OA), or the degeneration of a joint, commonly occurs at the base of the thumb. OA at this joint is diagnosed with conventional radiographs (x-rays), but often can be recognized based on symptoms. Symptoms occur predominantly with pain at the base of the thumb, especially when performing tasks that require a pinch (i.e. pulling on socks).

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Tags: zigzag thumb deformity, Osteoarthritic Thumb

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