... My right hand started to give me trouble 21 months after I had the surgery on my left hand. ... (61 replies)
... I am also curious about PT. I am 4 days post op with a splint/bandage. My followup with the Dr. is 2/4 (12 days out) and first PT is 2/6 (two weeks after surgery)
That seems a bit soon compared to most here. BTW, a million thanks to all who have posted on these boards; I have read them all over the last few months and they have helped tremendously.
The lady who... (14 replies)
... I asked the PT yesterday about basal joint surgery results and he said in his experience patients generally recover much more quickly without the tendon reconstruction or "anchovy" method. ... (18 replies)
... I also have the dreaded Bone on bone in my thumb. I am scheduling my surgery tomorrow, but he never really did explain to me what the procedure entails.. he did say something about replacing a tendon, but that was about it. ... (18 replies)
... and it went well and my hand is as strong as it was when I was 30 years old. It's just "normal". I totally recommend this surgery if anyone of you out there need it. ... (18 replies)
... I had my surgery April 30 2013. I wish I had done it sooner! I had a bad case and need the left done too. ... (18 replies)
... I had basal joint surgery a week ago tomorrow. ONE WEEK AGO tomorrow. My doc also said it was one of the worst cases of basal joint arthritis he'd seen. ... (18 replies)
... What exercises are you doing?
Glenda (16 replies)
... Someone mentioned it seems like thumb is shorter but really not. Just won't stretch as far without pain. Maybe the weather here in michigan in the winter has something to do with that too? ... (16 replies)
... The fusion will limit the flexibility of your thumb. the tendon graft is a bit more recovery time. Depends on what you do with your hands. ... (14 replies)
... My surgeon removed the entire trapezium and used half of the tendon to stabilize everything. That is the common version, although there are several different tendons that can be used. ... (35 replies)
... ve been in pain and depressed and just not feeling like doing much of anything. Oh ...and I'm angry . Angry that my Dr gave me that 3 month line of BS before the surgery and NOW is telling me a it will be a year. ... (5 replies)
... wrapped around the bones in my left thumb as I had lost all the cartilage there due to having arthritis in the thumb area. ... (131 replies)
... Hi Everyone!
Thank you all so much for posting your experiences....its so helpful to others looking for information and encouragement.
I have previously posted my experience, but in a nut shell I had LRTI in left nondominant hand sept 21 and right hand done nov 2. Both surgeries went really well. I have a very experienced Dr and he says it couldnt look any better. He... (10 replies)
... I had surgery last week and just wanted to share my experience with anyone who might have questions about it. ... (10 replies)
... Thanks. I had the steroid injection & it did work - but alas - my doc won't give me another one.
Stenosing tenovaginitis? Above my pay grade! :D (2 replies)
... I much prefer the term Stenosing tenovaginitis, much more exotic than trigger finger or thumb. Incision of the tendon sheath seems always curative although a hydrocortizone injection is helpful. Hope the operation gives you complete relief. ... (2 replies)
... Will probably have surgery in December. Not too interested in recovery info, just how long to start driving. ... (7 replies)
... I sure hope it heals fast fo you, dont you have to have a tendon cut for trigger finger? ... (42 replies)
... I am having the same burning but I don't have a pin, just the tendon harvested and placed in there. ... (7 replies)