... My surgery is not until April 7, so I can't answer this. Anyone else? ... (22 replies)
... Angela, hi,
I stumbled across your post & want to tell you to trust & believe in your doctor because he IS giving you the correct advise. Remember during your recent surgery, quiet a lot was moved around in your hand, one of the reasons why you are having shooting pains in your palm & up your arm. Everything in your hand, now, needs to settle down & you need to be patient &... (22 replies)
... Both surgeries (right hand last April, left hand last December) were trapeziectomies with ligamentous reconstruction using the FCR tendon. I did not have a tendon interposition (aka "anchovy" procedure). I am now 56. (22 replies)
... Which surgical method did you have done, and if you don't mind saying, what is your age, as that often plays in to the choice of surgery? (22 replies)
... At 5 weeks post-surgery, it is totally normal to be very stiff and have limited range of motion. I did not even start therapy until week 6 and did not start any strengthening exercises until week 10. Shooting pains are quite normal, too.
In the early weeks of therapy, I concentrated on getting range of motion back in my wrist and doing gentle touching of thumb to... (22 replies)
... Oh wow, that does not sound good at all. I am a person who likes results now. I'll take your advice and take it slow. I really don't want any more surgeries. Good luck with your next surgery. Thanks for the input. (22 replies)
... and steady. My therapist had me doing way too much too soon and I developed trigger thumb. A steroid shot fixed that for about 3 months and now its back. Need surgery to fix it now. ... (22 replies)
... I am in the same boat. I am only 5 weeks out. Not having much success. I start PT next week. I am very scared though because I am having a lot of swelling and pain in that area. I hope the PT will help, not make it worse. My thumb does not want to move much. I have done some exercises but don't want to make it worse. My Dr. told me PT will help, it will be a slow but much... (22 replies)
... I am posting for the sake of other pianists who find this thread about Basal Joint surgery for pianists. ... (1 replies)
... My thoughts are that, when you are not sure or comfortable with a decision like this, to wait. The basal Joint surgery isn't something that is an emergency and can be done a few months from now or when you are ready. ... (17 replies)
... I'd love to know the outcome of anyone out there who has had basal joint surgery over 1 years ago and how are you doing? ... (0 replies)
... Basal joint surgery is moreover successful, but there may be a new consequence after surgery, that is numbness on the back of the hand or tenderness of the scar. ... (2 replies)
... I'd like to hear from all who have had basal joint surgery with trapezium replacement with tendons. I'd like to hear the success stories! ... (2 replies)
... Seeing that the'' basal joint surgery, at least my story by Janet'' has been closed
I am replying to Cassie's post # 132. I hope this works & I have not gone against the board's rules.
Great to hear that you are post surgery & you are on the way to healing.
For the irritation & burning of the incision & thumb you need to rub some non-perfumed cream onto that... (53 replies)
... for quite a while. I'm not sure which procedure you're having, but you still can't use it. Someone will have to help you and take care of your 2yr old. I had the surgery twice and although my second time was easier cause I didn't wear a cast as long, I still could barely do for myself. ... (131 replies)
... I will be having basal joint surgery on 13 Dec and I am starting to get nervous. I have read this entire thread and noticed there are positives and negatives about this procedure. ... (131 replies)
... Was it worth having the surgery and can you still make a living playing? ... (10 replies)
... I need some information from pianists who have had basal joint surgery with complete removal of trapezium bone with ligaments replacement. Can anyone help me? ... (10 replies)
... I need basal joint surgery and I want to know the outcome. I am a pianist. Will I be able to play piano after? ... (13 replies)
... Hi Ginger,
My condolences & sympathies to you on the passing of your dear Dad.You were fortunate to have the help of your hubby & sister whilst travelling.
I managed to fly abroad 2 months after I had my surgery & wore a bright red wrist guard so that people would know not to ''mess'' with me! I actually didnt need to wear it as my hand had already healed.
Keep on with... (131 replies)