... I asked the PT yesterday about basal joint surgery results and he said in his experience patients generally recover much more quickly without the tendon reconstruction or "anchovy" method. ... (18 replies)
... Cliff, I had both my hands done & have no limitations at all. I regained full use of both my hands about 3-4 months after surgery. I am pain free in both my hands.
If you are serious about your PT & give yourself enough time to fully recover,
in about 1 year from now, you will have forgotten you had this surgery.
Haydena. (61 replies)
... t dexterity. No pain. Good hand and arm strength. If I'm doing yard work or chores around the house I feel as if it is as good as new. The only after effect from surgery is the skin is still numb on the outboard side of the thumb from the incision to the top joint. ... (61 replies)
... I am a 51 yr old male just completed Basal Joint Surgery on my left non dominant hand. ... (61 replies)
... For all out there going to have basal joint surgery with ligament t reconstruction, I have some good tips!!!! I was able to take care of myself and live alone after day one. ... (18 replies)
... and it went well and my hand is as strong as it was when I was 30 years old. It's just "normal". I totally recommend this surgery if anyone of you out there need it. ... (18 replies)
... I had my surgery April 30 2013. I wish I had done it sooner! I had a bad case and need the left done too. ... (18 replies)
... I had basal joint surgery a week ago tomorrow. ONE WEEK AGO tomorrow. My doc also said it was one of the worst cases of basal joint arthritis he'd seen. ... (18 replies)
... I, too, had been in pain from my thumb basal joint arthritis for many years. ... (18 replies)
... My right hand started to give me trouble 21 months after I had the surgery on my left hand. ... (61 replies)
... The right thumb has really been troublesome. All the old pains I remember from the left one before surgery have started to really bother me. ... (61 replies)
... DJ, dont wait too long as the damage to the bones gets worse, the pain, as well.
Suffering & pain are not in my book!
I wish you good luck & take care of your hand.
Haydena. (61 replies)
... I had previously mentioned my right thumb joint has been showing strong signs that it was going to need repair. ... (61 replies)
... I also have the dreaded Bone on bone in my thumb. I am scheduling my surgery tomorrow, but he never really did explain to me what the procedure entails.. he did say something about replacing a tendon, but that was about it. ... (18 replies)
... I'm so glad I didn't listen to the first two surgeons I visited. Both said I would have to quit working as a auto mechanic after having this surgery as it would not hold up to the demands of my career. ... (61 replies)
... dgarafa, can you not appeal the director's decision of not allowing you to play the organ/piano? Is her decision within the law?
Sorry to hear that you lost your job.
I have had both my hands ''fixed'' & I am thrilled with the outcome.
The nerve pain I had in my left hand was'nt too bad, with my right hand, I removed the micro-plastic splint, immersed my entire hand in warm... (61 replies)
... I was not a fan of the nerve pain either. The whole length of the outboard side of my thumb felt like first or second degree burn. Constant with no let up.
Just one part of recovery that has to be dealt with. I wouldn't let that side effect stop me from having my other thumb repaired. (61 replies)
... I too worried about my career as a pianist for years playing with pain before I had surgery. Now I'm better, the church has no organist/pianist, and the director won't hire me back. She doesn't like the time of year I left. I left because of the hand pain. So that is very depressing. I'm here in a state I don't want to be in (nc), moved here 5 years ago---and now without... (61 replies)
... I wonder if surgery can cause a type of ptsd, after a part of us is wounded for so long that there are psychological effects. Just a thought. ... (61 replies)
... Cliff, hope your early recovery is going well. I am at 11 months on nondominant hand. I have stiffness and awkwardness, good grip and pinch strength, some loss of fine motor. However, I am grateful everyday that the oa pain is gone, a good trade-off.
I had some postop problems that not everyone gets...severe burning from nerves that lasted 6 months, infection of the wound,... (61 replies)