What is the Scaphotrapezial joint?

What is the Scaphotrapezial joint?

Purpose: Arthroscopy of the scaphotrapezial trapezoid (STT) joint is performed traditionally through a dorsal radial midcarpal portal. This portal allows visualization of the dorsal rim of the STT joint but is difficult to approach owing to lack of surface landmarks and it passes close to the radial artery and nerve.

What does STT arthritis mean?

CONDITION. STT arthritis. This is arthritis occurring between three bones in the wrist; the Scaphoid, the Trapezium and the Trapezoid. It can lead to pain and stiffness in the thumb and wrist.

What does Triscaphe mean?

The triscaphe joint is the shared joint between the scaphoid, trapezium and trapezoid bones in the wrist. This joint is also referred to by its much longer name, the scaphotrapeziotrapezoid (STT) joint.

What is Triscaphe osteoarthritis?

Triscaphe arthritis is located near the base of the thumb. and can occur as a result of local trauma. The natural history of SLAC. includes a pattern of progressive radial carpal and intercarpal arthritis.

What is Scaphotrapeziotrapezoid arthritis?

Scaphotrapeziotrapezoidal (STT or triscaphe joint) arthritis is common, occurring in ~40% of wrist radiographs. It is typically degenerative (i.e. osteoarthritis) affecting the triscaphe articulation and presents with radial-sided wrist pain in patients over 50 years 1,2. It can be associated with DISI alignment 3.

Is coffee bad for arthritis?

The jury is still out about the link between coffee and increased risk of osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Some studies indicate that coffee increases the risk of these conditions, while others show no correlation. As a rule of thumb, it is best to drink coffee in moderation, no more than two cups a day.

What is the best treatment for osteoarthritis of the hands?

The FDA has approved diclofenac (Voltaren) gel as a treatment for osteoarthritis. Your doctor may also prescribe injections if oral drugs aren’t doing the trick. An injection of anti-inflammatory medicines, usually a steroid, and anesthetics can calm the inflamed joints quickly and last for several months.

How do you fix basal arthritis?

Treatment of basal joint arthritis

  1. Self-help. Try to avoid clenching your hands when you carry things, as this can aggravate symptoms.
  2. Medications. Try an over-the-counter pain reliever or anti-inflammatory medication.
  3. Splints.
  4. Surgery.