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September 06, 2016
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BOTOX is A well-studied treatment.

BOTOX Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic products.  It's a treatment that aesthetic providers know and trust.

Minimal downtime.

The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes; then you can return to your normal routine.

May feel like a pinch.

You'll still look like yourself- that's the beauty of BOTOX Cosmetic

You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained and a medical expert in facial anatomy.


Do you have a deep aching pain at the base of your thumbs?  Does the pain worsen with activities such as opening jars, turning door knobs or keys?  These are all symptoms of carpometacarpal (CMC) joint or basal joint arthritis.  Most patients simply complain of pain in the thumbs which limits their ability to perform simple everyday tasks and come to us asking for relief.

This type of arthritis is most common in women and usually begins after age 40.  The cause is unknown but past injuries such as fractures or sprains may increase the chances of developing basal joint arthritis at a younger age.

The location of the pain and the appearance of the thumb are both good indicators when we evaluate a patient for arthritis.  We also use X-ray to help confirm the diagnosis.

What you really want to know is; what are my treatment options?  What can be done to stop or reduce the pain?  Less severe arthritis will often respond to non-surgical care.  Anti-inflammatory medications, some types of splinting and corticosteroid injections are frequently used to help alleviate the pain.  However, patients with more advanced arthritis or those who do not respond to the non-surgical treatments may be candidates for surgical treatment.

Dr. Rothenberg is now evaluating an advanced surgical technique called CMC Arthroplasty with Replacement Cartilage.  In more simple terms, this technique replaces the worn out cartilage at the base of the thumb with new cartilage.  This technique has been very successful in alleviating the pain in a number of patients.

If you are experiencing pain in your thumbs or hands call us today 281-998-9000. 


By Eric S. Rothenberg MD
September 15, 2015
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Welcome to the Blog of Eric S. Rothenberg MD

Eric S. Rothenberg MD would like to welcome you to our blog. Here you will find informative and useful postings about your health and our practice.

At Eric S. Rothenberg MD we believe that educated patients are better prepared to make decisions regarding their overall health and wellbeing.  Our blog was designed to provide you with valuable health care information, the latest medical developments and health advice from our dedicated team. 

Eric S. Rothenberg MD hopes you find our blog to be a great resource for keeping up to date with proper health care and treatments.

We welcome all comments and questions.

-- Eric S. Rothenberg MD

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