... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... Wiggle your fingers, yes, but not your thumb! You should only move the tip of your thumb. No my other hand did not hurt as I had the same surgery on that hand, previously. ... (7 replies)
... I have had surgery on both my hands. ... (7 replies)
... need to rest this whole hand for two weeks at least. Anti inflammatories if you can take them, along with prescribed pain meds. If you are prone to nausea after surgery ask for an anti nausea pill such as zofran just in case.I asked for and got a nerve block postop so had no feeling in the arm or hand for 18 hours. ... (7 replies)
... healing period of this surgery is very crucial, you do need to really take care that you rest the hand. ... (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)