Originally Posted by momof2girlies
How did your surgery go? I have thee same problem, had the tendon transfer surgery last May, and am still in a great deal of pain. Today, my doc declared the first surgery a failure and is now recommending the fusion. I'm very active and am worried about what functionality I might lose? Will I still be able to do a push-up, for instance?
Would love to hear about your experience!
I had the fusion surgery on 13 Dec 2012. I am still in the recovery process and my ortho said it may take another 6 weeks to see the final outcome of the surgery and to ensure the fusion worked.
I am also very active. I don't foresee performing a push-up anytime soon. Maybe in some time, a fist push up? Im not sure what kind of limited movement you have with your last surgery, but I am surprised that my thumb is very limited. I can't put my hand flat on a surface (yet). Did you have the LRTI surgery?
I really hope this fusion worked! I do not like being so limited. I have a 2 yr old son and he keeps me moving!
I am still in a spica splint for another 6 weeks and have a 2 lb limit on what I can pick up with my left hand.
Are there any other specific questions you have? Like I said, I am still in recovery and not sure how much movement I will have. When is your surgery scheduled? What happened with your first surgery?