... I would have the right hand repaired first. As far as a time line for the second surgery, I would wait and see how the first surgery recovers and when it feels strong enough to carry the load go for the second one. ... (2 replies)
... My right hand started to give me trouble 21 months after I had the surgery on my left hand. ... (61 replies)
... My repaired left thumb has been sore in general around the area of the surgery. I guess it would be the anchor points for the CMC Arthoplasty. It is also some what swollen. I didn't injure it, only normal use on the job. ... (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)
... Good luck with your surgery and recovery. ... (1 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)
... f you will get your strength and movement back, but you are in the early days of healing, so don't worry you will get there. The nerves were moved around during surgery and then affected by swelling, takes months for healing. Each milestone... ... (5 replies)
... The stiffness & numbness you are experiencing will go, you can be sure of that.
It does take time, so dont worry too much about it.
For the stiffness, you can place your entire hand in a large bowel of hot as you can take, water & gently wiggle your fingers, rotate your wrist, leaving your hand to soak for up to 10 minutes. Remove your hand, dry it & cream it liberally as it... (5 replies)
... ent. I have heard this recovery takes a long time. I am now in a hand splint only, and faithfully do my exercises 5 times per day. Has anyone who has had this surgery experienced finger issues afterwards? ... (5 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. ... (61 replies)
... Wow, dj. You went to work quite early doing heavy work! My thumb was not ready at that stage. I'm sorry your arm muscle bothers you. I didn't have that. ... (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)
... CLIFF, I also need surgery in my other hand, for me, the left. All the pain stopped since my operation on my left hand, though it looks deformed. My dr said if no pain, no operation. ... (61 replies)
... pcb123 I know you still have pain after your surgery----onesage---wanted you to know most experience no more pain after surgery. I know I was told there was a chance of nerve damage, but my Dr. is also the Dr. who is a nerve damage specialist. He fixes other Dr. operations where they damaged ones nerve. So I was blessed to have one of the finest surgeons in his field for... (61 replies)
... Hi lostinthewoods,
I have had CMC surgery on both my thumbs/wrists for loss of cartilage. I have no problems now with range of motions in my thumb, fingers nor wrist.
I had no problems, other than pain in the muscle next to the tendon which was harvested. The tendon was taken from my wrists-both surgeries. One needs to be patient & allow from 4-6 months -1 year for... (6 replies)
... For the past several years, the base of my thumb was constantly inflamed. Nsaids, splinting and cort. shots did not help. ... (9 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. ... (14 replies)
... Dear lost,
I am 15 weeks postop, have about 90% back of range of motion, strength and flexibility. Most of the stiffness is in the wrist/thumb/fingers. Good question about the muscle attached to the tendon, I haven't thought of that. I had the FCR used, but have no problems at all with arm above the wrist, except for a few muscle spasms the first week or two. I did make... (6 replies)
... Oooh, I love lavender--I will definitely have to look for that California Baby cream! (10 replies)