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Old 02-13-2013, 05:56 AM   #4
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Re: Is 36 to young for basal joint arthroplasty surgery

Hello! So sorry you are going through this. I was diagnosed with this last year in both my thumbs and I'm in my early thirties. I don't even have a job or do anything that would have caused this so early in my life. I understand it can happen to anybody, but I feel that most cases are b'c of their jobs, etc...I also was told about the surgery, it was the first time I heard I had this, and I was like what are the other options. I was not going to just jump into surgery without other opinions. Anyway, another ortho. said to wait. SO now it's a year later, and I'm not any worse, but I defintiely have limitations, and they do hurt a lot at times.
I feel like worker's comp. is so unfair. So if you decide not to have the surgery now, and wait your insurance then won't pay for it?
Also there are many people on this board that has have the surgery, with some very helpful info.