Lipofilling procedure improves pain and function in finger osteoarthritis

For patients with painful finger osteoarthritis, a nonsurgical procedure called lipofilling—in which fat obtained from another part of the body is transferred into the arthritic joints—produces lasting improvements in hand function and especially pain, suggests a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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