... I did not have a pin, the tendon was removed from my wrist area not my forearm. ... (5 replies)
... You hand will remain ''stiff on the surgery side'' for sometime, no need for you to be afraid. ... (5 replies)
... Hey, I had the basil surgery where he pulled the tendon from the arm and put in the joint, he also put a pin in it. He did do carpal tunnel 6 weeks. ... (5 replies)
... Help! I am a pianist who needs to compose, perform and record music for my job. I have basal thumb osteoarthritis with bone on bone. I am scheduled for joint fusion surgery on the 2nd of November, 2013. ... (2 replies)
... Before I can answer your question about having a general anesthetic, could you please explain more about your surgery. CMC, with tendon transfer? ... (3 replies)
... o work to now is ten fold. When I look back, it probably wasn't a good idea to go back to work only 11 weeks post op. My job is way too tough on hands, esp after surgery like this. ... (30 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)
... How was your pain and did you feel this surgery was worth it? ... (7 replies)
... The surgery is 'LRTI arthroplasty'. LRTI stands for ligament reconstruction with tendon interposition. ... (7 replies)
... I had surgery on my left thumb 3.5 weeks ago. There is a pin inserted between thumb and index finger bone to hold it in place, and I am casted so can't see what is going on in there. ... (7 replies)