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Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after doctors for rheumatoid arthritis treatment in Palm Beach. This disease is one of the most common causes of arthritis in the wrist, hand, and fingers. It usually leads to painful joints and limited function of the hand and wrist. The damage from the disease typically worsens with time and can be very severe. Fortunately, treatment options have significantly improved in the past years leading to improved outcomes for all patients.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms and Diagnosis

Finger Normal Joint, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis


The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is not known and is thought to be influenced by multiple factors including genetics. The disease is a known autoimmune condition in which the body attacks its own tissue and leads to all the classic symptoms. It primarily affects the lining of the joints (called the synovium), and with time leads to wearing of the cartilage in the joints. This wearing of the cartilage caps of the joints leads to bone-on-bone rubbing commonly known as arthritis. The disease not only affects the joints, but also can injure neighboring tendons and ligaments leading to ruptures, weakening, and tears of these structures.



Surgical treatments include: synovectomy, joint denervation, joint replacement (implant arthroplasty), joint fusion (arthrodesis), and tendon procedures.

Recovery and Downtime

Why Choose Precision hand Center for your Rheumatoid Arthritis Procedure?

Dr. Rueda, a Hand Fellowship trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience will be your safe and best choice for rheumatoid arthritis. Successful results in this procedure requires a surgeon that is experienced and knowledgeable in hand surgery and hand anatomy. Dr. Rueda has published articles in expert peer reviewed journals and his work has been presented in several national conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting and long-term relationship and have some of the best rheumatoid arthritis treatment Palm Beach can offer.

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