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Old 02-26-2013, 08:55 AM   #1
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Basal thumb joint pain

Hello..new here..just need advice on thumb joint pain. I am headed to the hand surgeon tomorrow to see what he can do about my thumb joint pain. I am considering the anchovy replacement. Has anyone had this done? What were the results?

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Old 02-26-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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Re: Basal thumb joint pain

I think that if you check you will find that this method-remove the trapezium and divide a tendon and use it rolled up as a spacer between the bones is the most common surgery for basal thumb arthritis and very successful. There are several variants of this surgery, all with excellent outcomes. I am almost through recovery from that surgery and it was the easiest surgery I have had. If you check Hadena's thread you can find out more about it.

Depending on how bad your thumb is, you may be able to get away with just a cortisone shot to calm things down for several months to a year, with bracing, or with other surgeries that re-align the joint.

Good luck on your appointment and let us all know how it goes.

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Old 02-26-2013, 12:00 PM   #3
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Re: Basal thumb joint pain

I think that if you check you will find that this method-remove the trapezium and divide a tendon and use it rolled up as a spacer between the bones is the most common surgery for basal thumb arthritis and very successful. There are several variants of this surgery, all with excellent outcomes. I am almost through recovery from that surgery and it was the easiest surgery I have had. If you check Hadena's thread you can find out more about it.

Depending on how bad your thumb is, you may be able to get away with just a cortisone shot to calm things down for several months to a year, with bracing, or with other surgeries that re-align the joint.

Good luck on your appointment and let us all know how it goes.

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Old 02-27-2013, 04:44 AM   #4
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Re: Basal thumb joint pain

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I think that if you check you will find that this method-remove the trapezium and divide a tendon and use it rolled up as a spacer between the bones is the most common surgery for basal thumb arthritis and very successful. There are several variants of this surgery, all with excellent outcomes. I am almost through recovery from that surgery and it was the easiest surgery I have had. If you check Hadena's thread you can find out more about it.

Depending on how bad your thumb is, you may be able to get away with just a cortisone shot to calm things down for several months to a year, with bracing, or with other surgeries that re-align the joint.

Good luck on your appointment and let us all know how it goes.

Margarita

 
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:46 AM   #5
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Re: Basal thumb joint pain

Thanks for the information. I have gone through OT, bracing and do not think I want cortisone shots, but willing to try. I am glad to hear you are doing so well. I was worried I would be out of commission three months.

 
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:23 PM   #6
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Re: Basal thumb joint pain

Some things took a little longer to do, but after the first week I had no problem doing anything except cutting my meat and lifting heavy pots. I bought stretch laces for my shoes and a jacket with wider sleeves(mine had storm sleeves), but that was it. My cast went on at two weeks and that was when I started driving again.

Yesterday I saw the surgeon and I was released early. I am doing so well I don't need a 12 week appointment. I also set a surgery date of July 11th for my left hand. I am left-handed, so I had to do it during the summer because it would have been difficult to keep up with my correcting during th school year if I couldn't hold a pen easily. I had no problem typing using both hands a few days after surgery. I just switched to using my mouse left-handed.

I hope your surgery goes just as smoothly as mine has.

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Old 02-28-2013, 08:49 AM   #7
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Thank you so much..right now my surgery is set for March 25th. I am looking forward to being able to use my hand without pain again. Hopefully I will be able to work in my garden this summer..please keep me posted on your progress..

 
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