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... related, but now I'm not so sure. My left thumb is also sore at times, but no lump that looks like an extension of bone with a softer texture. ... (5 replies)
... Remember to plan ahead for clothing. Be sure to wear something to surgery that you can put back on with a large dressing on your hand. ... (7 replies)
... Hi Stephani, You will only be on pain meds for about 1 week after your surgery. If you do not use your hand for the amount of time you are told not to use it, your recovery should advance smoothly. It is very important for you to keep your arm raised above your heart, so the blood flows back easily to your heart. Raising your arm also reduces the swelling.Keep you arm raise... (7 replies)

... I'm very nervous about this surgery as my surgeon has talked extensively to me about the procedure and the recovery. My surgeon was very straight forward with me about what to expect. ... (7 replies)
... I have read the threads and thank you for you great advice and help.. I am still nervous about the surgery recovery time and would like to return to work asap. ... (1 replies)
... Just a quick note to all to report that my second thumb surgery (this past Monday, December 19) went well. My left hand still hurts, of course, but the rest of me seems to have now recovered from the trauma of the surgery. My right hand (on which I had the same lrti thumb surgery November 2) is not normal yet but it is feeling more normal and I feel very good about that... (10 replies)
... on November 2 and am scheduled to have my left thumb done this Monday, December 19. I'm sort of scared because my right hand isn't that great yet and it will soon be my solo hand. ... (10 replies)
... I have a very painful trigger thumb. Sometimes it locks in place for a day or two. My hand surgeon says it's an easy surgery, quick recovery, etc. He also said that about my basal thumb surgery (other hand) and that wasn't quite the case. Has anybody had this surgery? If so, what was your recovery time? Anything I should know? (2 replies)
... Im going in for the LRTI basal thumb surgery this Wednesaday. I have a really great dr. But I am a little anxious. I am doing the nondominant hand first and am scheduled for the other in November. ... (1 replies)
... I am new to this board, and i am seriously considering LRTI basal thumb surgery. I need it in both hands. ... (10 replies)
... Had Basal thumb surgery five weeks ago. Still have pain and swelling. Starting my first therapy tomarrow. Surgeon said possible RSD condition. This is Regional Pain Syndrome. ... (7 replies)
... but I've had 22 other orthopedic surgeries and that burning pain is usually nerve pain. They may have injured or even cut a nerve during surgery and they burn like hell while healing. ... (7 replies)
... I had collateral ligament thumb surgery 6 months ago. I still have pain and difficulty using my thumb. Has anyone had this? ... (24 replies)
... My surgery is not until April 7, so I can't answer this. Anyone else? ... (22 replies)
... Angela, hi, I stumbled across your post & want to tell you to trust & believe in your doctor because he IS giving you the correct advise. Remember during your recent surgery, quiet a lot was moved around in your hand, one of the reasons why you are having shooting pains in your palm & up your arm. Everything in your hand, now, needs to settle down & you need to be patient &... (22 replies)
... Both surgeries (right hand last April, left hand last December) were trapeziectomies with ligamentous reconstruction using the FCR tendon. I did not have a tendon interposition (aka "anchovy" procedure). I am now 56. (22 replies)
... Which surgical method did you have done, and if you don't mind saying, what is your age, as that often plays in to the choice of surgery? (22 replies)
... In the early weeks of therapy, I concentrated on getting range of motion back in my wrist and doing gentle touching of thumb to fingertips. ... (22 replies)
... Oh wow, that does not sound good at all. I am a person who likes results now. I'll take your advice and take it slow. I really don't want any more surgeries. Good luck with your next surgery. Thanks for the input. (22 replies)
... and steady. My therapist had me doing way too much too soon and I developed trigger thumb. A steroid shot fixed that for about 3 months and now its back. Need surgery to fix it now. ... (22 replies)

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