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Board: Arthritis 06-09-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By Fizzyone
Re: When is it time for surgery?

Mal220, as the others have said, it's important to not wait too long because if the joint becomes too damaged, the LRTI surgery may not be an option, or at best, won't give you the results you hoped...
Board: Arthritis 05-26-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,489
Posted By Fizzyone
Re: Upcoming CMC arthroplasty (LRTI) and TERRIFIED! Please help.

Karen, I bought a hair dryer stand and ended up not using it--I discovered that I could maneuver enough with my available fingers on the operative hand to blow dry my bangs, then I just scrunched the...
Board: Arthritis 05-25-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,519
Posted By Fizzyone
Re: Male, 53, Basal Joint CMC Arthroplasty

That is great news, especially from someone in such a physical job! My surgery was on my non-dominant left hand, and yes, I do feel twinges of pain in my right basal joint now that it's being...
Board: Arthritis 05-14-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,489
Posted By Fizzyone
Re: Upcoming CMC arthroplasty (LRTI) and TERRIFIED! Please help.

Karen, the only thing that concerns me is your question about being able to lift your grandchildren 5-6 weeks after the surgery--the older one being ~26 pounds is a concern, and the fact that the...
Board: Arthritis 05-11-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Fizzyone
Re: Another CMC arthroplasty

Thanks, Haydena, i am definitely keeping my hand elevated and I ice throughout the day--i'm determined to keep the swelling down. I made a support for sleeping, out of two pillows safety-pinned...
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