... I had the CMC arthroplasty surgery 15 months ago in one hand, and the result is NOT good--pain, stiffness, not a good brain-hand connection, etc. And the recovery time was a good 8 months, and then with the hopes it might still get better, but no such luck. I'm holding off on my right hand as I'm right-handed. I've been to 4 different surgeons (some before, some after the... (3 replies)
... I have appreciated reading about everyone's experiences pre and post CMC thumb surgery. I am having the CMC Thumb procedure on the dominant hand 20 June 2011. ... (1 replies)
... m and used half of the tendon to stabilize everything. That is the common version, although there are several different tendons that can be used. If you google CMC thumb surgery research there are several studies that all say whatever version is used the results come out the same. ... (35 replies)
... I had my right thumb done on November 2 and am scheduled to do my left thumb done December 19. I hope I will be ready for it as the holiday time is the best time for me to be away from work. ... (10 replies)
... Get your house clean, stock up on easy meals, pay all your bills ahead, and do any errands before your surgery so that you can just relax and heal without worrying about anything. ... (7 replies)
... Just had CMC joint arthroplasty with a wrist fusion... question's I would be glad to hellp you.... ... (7 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)
... I'm due to have it in the next several months. People I've spoken with tell me their recovery has been great & they would do it again in a minute. My surgeon said it is the 2nd most common bone surgery (after carpal tunnel) and has the best success rate - 98%. (7 replies)
... Hi, I had the surgery on July 15th. For me, it was worth it. That 'ALL THE TIME GRINDING' pain is no longer there. ... (7 replies)
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I haven't been too happy with my results yet, i hope it gets better, I'm four months out. (7 replies)
... Lots of pain in base of right thumb. Surgeon suggested CMC arthroplasty. Is it worth it. Does the pain go away? ... (7 replies)
... My cmc thumb surgery was not on my dominating hand and it was a struggle to do everything! Putting on a bra was really hard. ... (121 replies)
... I am scheduled for the thumb CMC repair surgery on July 13th and am also very nervous and trying to decide whether or not to have a block vs. anesthetia. What did you wind up doing, and how did it go? ... (2 replies)
... I had collateral ligament thumb surgery 6 months ago. I still have pain and difficulty using my thumb. Has anyone had this? ... (24 replies)
... one who does a newer procedure that offer the possibility of a quicker recover but decided to go for the traditional surgery as it seemed more proven. ... (18 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? (18 replies)
... I'm 11 months post op from a left thumb CMC arthoplasty and a heavy duty auto mechanic. My results have been fantastic. Yours will be too. ... (22 replies)
... I also agree, you will not be able to type for at least 3 weeks and the surgery was the most painful for me for 6 weeks, unbearable nerve pain for several weeks. I was told not to use my fingers for a month. ... (5 replies)
... My answer to your question about returning to work after 1 week is no.
I dont advise you to return to work after 1 week as the worst pain, after this surgery, lasts, usually up to 5 days to 1 week. Your hand will be swollen & very uncomfortable.You need to be raising your arm as much as possible, somewhat difficult at work! If you are going to have a general anesthetic, you... (5 replies)
... I have used the gel patches and they work really well. For my thumb surgery the hand therapist even supplied them. That being said, the incisions from my thumb surgery never were very raised or bumpy. I think that having the glue used leads to a better scar. ... (8 replies)