Posted by Kevin B.
on June 02, 2000 at 21:01:27:
I posted a message about this about 10 months ago, but had no responses. I fear I will need hand surgery in the near future. My fingers are angled over about 45 degrees at the metacarpals(where the fingers connect to the palm.) Pain has worsened and somtimes my fingers will twitch or even pull a little bit. I am a male in my 40's and have been hit hard by this RA. If anyone has had this type of surgery, what was actually done to your hand and what was the recovery like. I had a consultation with a hand surgeon last summer, and he said on one finger he would have to disconnect a tendon and reattach it to the other side of the finger to help hold it straight. All four fingers are angled over pretty bad, but the finger next to the pinky is the worst. Thanks for any response. Kevin B.