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For Release on November 15, 2011:

Get Better Faster:
Your Health Is In Your Hands

New Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments Can Restore
Function and Strength While Relieving Pain.

(Davenport, IA) –Twisting a jar becomes painful. It hurts to button a shirt.

The onset of arthritis can be frightening. The prospect of swollen, painful knuckles and eventually disfigured fingers can be worrisome when sufferers begin to experience limits in daily life.

For people who are just beginning to feel the effects of arthritis, though, losing useful hands is no longer inevitable. New surgical interventions offer hope for arthritis sufferers – hope that their hands will not lose the mobility and strength to function.

“There have been tremendous advancements in treating upper extremity and hand arthritis,” says Orthopaedic Surgeon, Thomas VonGillern, M.D., Orthopaedic & Rheumatology Assoc., P.C., Moline, IL. “New technology, surgical techniques and procedures give new hope to maintain a quality of life, even after the onset of arthritis.”

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