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Old 08-24-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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Basal Joint Surgery Procedures

Hi Everyone,

I am considering having surgery on my thumb(s) and wanted to reach out to see if anyone has had the procedure that my Dr. is recommending.
It appears that most of the surgeries on the Basal joint of the thumbs involve removing the trapezium bone and then "harvesting" a tendon from your wrist and coiling it in the space where the trapezium bone was.
My Dr. said that he would be removing the trapezium bone, placing a pin to "hold open the space" until scar tissue formed (which will act as the "cusion" between the joint)...then in 6 weeks, he would remove the pin & place me in a removeable cast for another 2-3 weeks - then PT after that. Any responses would be appreciated.