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Re: Trapezium
Jun 25, 2017
I'm sorry to hear you're still in pain. I had surgery on both my thumbs in 2014 and can tell you that recovery does take a long time. I was in a hard cast for 6 weeks and then gradually over the next 6-8 weeks improved my flexibility. I didn't start doing any strength exercises until 12 weeks post-surgery.

Are you going to hand therapy? I highly recommend it. Yes, you can and should do daily exercises on your own but the therapist will guide you to be sure you do enough but don't overdo it. It's a fine balance.

Have you had a follow-up with your surgeon? How does he/she think you are doing?

Full recovery will take about a year but you should be able to do most activities within 3 months.

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