... I have known and read many cases on this surgery and was quite surprised at my post surgery recovery. My surgeon is a rock star! I think having this surgery done by a hand surgeon is what mad e the difference. ... (26 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)
... Janet, I am so pleased to hear your hand is doing better! This surgery can be such a bumpy road it's nice to be able to 'coast' for awhile. ... (131 replies)
... Sorry Minspringtown for the delay in answering you.
By now your hand must be out of the splint & I hope your hand has healed well.
Have you begun riding your horse, Zipper, again?
Animals especially horses & dogs do know when things are out of whack with their owners.
Haydena. (26 replies)
... to fixate the joint and promote fusion. ... (26 replies)
... except to take a shower and still no lifting. After that I start physical therapy. My recovery from the second surgery is going well. I had to see the incisions to believe they really did the surgery. My hand is strong and I feel like I could probably use it. ... (131 replies)
... I now need the basal joint surgery. I'm interested in hearing from ArthritisPain and OhioQuilter about the basal joint procedure. Did you each have the one where they remove the bone and use tendon to replace it? ... (13 replies)
... Hi Ginger,
I'm glad to hear you are feeling well enough for your second surgery. I'll be sending good thoughts your way this week. It sounds like you are well prepared both mentally and physically. Keep us posted on your progress.
~Thmbsup (26 replies)
... Good to hear that your hand has improved. You are very brave to have the surgery done on 27th June to your right hand. I wish you loads of good luck. At least you know what to expect. ... (26 replies)