... While not a piano player, I too believe I will have long term deficits from the loss of the fcr tendon and muscle. The fcr was described as a"tendon you don't need". Hah! ... (1 replies)
... I am posting for the sake of other pianists who find this thread about Basal Joint surgery for pianists. ... (1 replies)
... They drilled into my thumb bone to place an anchor for the tendon. I've had shooting pains off and on, which are painful, but they only last for a second or two. ... (4 replies)
... Redbird, from what I can make out here, you are 19 days post surgery? correct me please if I am wrong.
You should not be applying any pressure to your thumb, nor index finger until your splint finally comes off. You can however move the tip of your thumb, backward & forward.
It is normal to feel pain, sensitivity, itching & even burning, down the outside of your thumb.... (13 replies)
... You will not be able to touch your index finger with your thumb for some time, don't worry about that. ... (13 replies)
... ficulty experienced with a few of the pain meds, I am still experimenting to find the right one at minimal dosage to accomplish least side effects. I believe my surgery was less invasive as some I am reading about here. ... (13 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)
... 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)
... 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)