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Old 08-29-2011, 09:45 AM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Rockford, IL USA
Posts: 3
imagolfer HB User
Re: Basal Joint Surgery Procedures

Hi Dorothy!
Thank you for replying...and I am so happy to hear you are getting along so well (and so quickly!). Did you, in fact, have the "coiled tendon" put in place of the trapezium bone in your surgery? The specialist at UW/Madison said he has done many of "those types" of surgeries, but that he was going to be doing something "different" with mine ~~ which is NOT replacing the bone with a coiled tendon..but in fact, placing the pin in until scar tissue is formed to "fill the space" where the bone was removed. That is my main concern is that I have not heard of anyone who has had the surgery who did NOT have a tendon put in. Needless to say, I am a bit skeptical (and nervous).