October 21, 2011

Houston Hand, Wrist and Elbow Specialist Dr. David Hildreth Helps Patients Preserve Joints and Avoid Invasive Joint Replacement Procedures

New Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition Procedure (LRTI) Providing Relief for Arthritis Sufferers

HOUSTON - Dr. David Hildreth has spent much of his career teaching many of Houston’s best hand and upper extremity specialists less invasive procedures for common degenerative joint conditions seen in a society that is playing hard and living longer, more active lives.

Always practicing what he teaches, today he provides to his patients a newly refined ligament reconstruction procedure proving effective for arthritis sufferers.  The newly modified Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) procedure has cut operating time in half, while reducing pain and recovery time often associated with more invasive joint preserving procedures. 

According to Dr. Hildreth, who is now the leading hand and upper extremity specialist at Richmond Bone & Joint Clinic in Sugar Land, the procedure is frequently used to treat basilar joint arthritis - one of the most common forms of arthritis in women affecting the thumb joint. 

Women are more frequently affected by arthritis of the hand as a result of female hormonal influences and other gender-related factors. 

The LRTI procedure is providing long term hand function and allowing for reconstructive, partial joint replacement for a frequently used joint in the hand.

The modified LRTI procedure is also performed on patients experiencing carpal metacarpal (CMC) instability. 

To learn more about this new, less invasive joint preserving procedure Dr. Hildreth performs, go to, or call (877) 702-MYMD (6963) to speak to a member of his staff and schedule a consultation.   Meet Dr. Hildreth.