... far better than it had been in a long time prior to surgery. The other is very good but I've developed arthritis in an adjacent joint that is causing me some stiffness but not much pain. ... (9 replies)
... Hi, new here.
I am expecting to have surgery on the base of my left thumb (CMC Joint) in a few months - the usual one where they remove the bone and replace with a tendon taken from the arm...
I've read some old posts here about people's experiences which were very helpful. Anyone currently here who has had this, or is looking at having it done in the near future? (9 replies)
... I am sorry your surgery did not work out. ... (5 replies)
... joint so I definitely fall into that category plus I use my hands a lot. I am hoping that this second surgery on my left thumb cmc joint will induce the joint fusion that was intended. Even if it does not fuse correctly, my doctor can use artificial bone graft and that usually works. ... (5 replies)
... used. It was very swollen and painful at the palm portion above the CMC joint so I had the joint fusion surgery. ... (5 replies)
... rotator cuff tears, spurs, etc. I've exercised, eaten right etc all my life. Am I the only person who takes care of themselves, does the right thing but still surgery wasn't successful? ... (5 replies)
... I don't think it's very new, My doctor has been doing it for several years. sounds like maybe your guy doesn't know how to do it.
Ask him for a referral to a orthopedic hand specialist. (2 replies)
... My doctor is recommending removing the CMC joint. He says the arthroscopy for fixing the CMC joint is very new and does not recommend it. Has anyone out there have done CMC joint surgery through arthroscopy? ... (2 replies)
... I had a CMC joint arthroplasty with a tendon transfer. ... (0 replies)
... Not sure if I am allowed to do so, but if you are talking about US, nothing is more sufficient than Hospital for special surgery in NYC. ... (1 replies)
... I have osteo arthritis in both of my CMC joints. I am considering having arthroscopy but have heard that some people have had great results and others who were very unhappy with the outcome.... ie. ... (1 replies)
... I am 6 days out from cmc joint surgery and carpal tunnel surgery on my dominant right hand. ... (90 replies)
... But unfortunately a lot of people diagnosed with Failed surgery syndrome. I also was very fit, went to my gym at least 5 times a day, ate great and healthy. ... (5 replies)
... I am doing well, I think and have been told, but it is difficult and also somewhat scary. It's hard not to wonder, at this point, if the decision to have surgery was a good one. Of course, my thumb joints are shot and nothing short of surgery can help. Also, my surgeon is tops and has done many of these surgeries. ... (10 replies)
... I've seen 2 doctors now and both gave me the choice of doing the traditional LRTI surgery or the CMC joint fusion (I'm only 37 so they say the fusion will give me the best result strength-wise), but the 2nd doctor also suggested we try the LRTI/debridement/possible osteotomy arthroscopically first to see if he can give me relief in the most uninvasive way possible. He said it... (0 replies)
... Just had CMC joint arthroplasty with a wrist fusion... question's I would be glad to hellp you.... ... (7 replies)
... I had the CMC joint with tendon replacement on July 15th. I can tell you with this surgery, you would be in a cast for up to 8 weeks, then you would have to start physical therapy. ... (2 replies)
... g myself to take a full daily dose of because of my fear of bleeding ulcers. With my stomach being separated from the esophagus, if I get an ulcer I have to have surgery to diagnose and correct it. ... (2 replies)
... I had breast cancer in 2007 and the chemo meds made my bones deteriorate in both of my thumbs. After shots of cortisone used up, doctor recommended CMC Arthroplasty surgery. I am left handed, so I opted to have the surgery on that hand first. Goodness!! ... (1 replies)
... here see this thread:
I haven't been too happy with my results yet, i hope it gets better, I'm four months out. (7 replies)