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Birmingham Hand Surgeon Uses Advancements in Science To Help Osteoarthritis Sufferers

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A Birmingham-based specialist in hand and plastic surgery is utilising developments in medical procedures to further assist osteoarthritis sufferers through using a revolutionary yet minimally invasive procedure.

— A well established and highly qualified Birmingham hand surgeon, specialising in hand treatments and selected forms of plastic surgery is offering a highly specialist and progressive treatment to aid those suffering from forms of hand-centred osteoarthritis.

Dr. Paul F. Sauer has been a stalwart within the repair and reconstruction surgical industry for over 20 years and prides himself on personalised and compassionate care ensuring that any appointments or treatments are carried out by him personally. Intentionally ensuring that the scale of his practice remains paired-back and individualized means that, “As a patient, you will appreciate the honest, forthright explanation of your condition and the personalized care that only a solo practice can deliver.”

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Being at the forefront of medical advancements, Dr. Sauer is pleased to be able to offer a minimally invasive procedure for those suffering pain or limited mobility due to osteoarthritis within the hand. This revolutionary surgery removes diseased bone from the base of the thumb and replaces it using cartilage taken from the patient's own ear. Known as arthroplasty, the reshaping or reforming of a joint is a highly effective way of resolving medical problems using cartilage from within the patient's own body.

Moreover, by using fragments of tissue already present within the body it can also reduce the risk of possible post-surgical infection. Within the procedure, cartilage is taken from the rear of the ear so that no deformity is left but it also microscopically resembles that of the cartilage already found within finger joints. According to Dr. Sauer, "the surgery can return normal, pain-free motion at the base of the thumb in 3 to 4 months."

As well as providing a variety of hand surgeries, additional procedures offered include skin reconstruction and grafting following cancer surgery, burns or wounds. The practice also features an on-site procedural room for surgery requiring localized anesthetic as well as an on-site Hand Therapist.

More details about the procedures available from Dr. Sauer are available at:

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Name: Dr. Paul F. Sauer
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Organization: Birmingham Hand and Plastic Surgery
Address: St. Vincent’s BIRMINGHAM 2660 10th Avenue South Professional Building One, Suite 707 Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Phone: (205) 930-4700

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