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Old 06-24-2017, 03:59 AM   #1
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Trapezium

I had a trapezium thumb base replacement in April. My fingers are still very stiff and can't quite get a fist yet, I know it's a long recovery but has any one else experienced this and is it normal, I'm really getting worried now so please if anyone has had it done please could you let me know your experience , I'm new n here and a bit confused if I'm posting in the right place, I did post last night but didn't receive anything help

 
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Old 06-25-2017, 03:50 PM   #2
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I'm sorry to hear you're still in pain. I had surgery on both my thumbs in 2014 and can tell you that recovery does take a long time. I was in a hard cast for 6 weeks and then gradually over the next 6-8 weeks improved my flexibility. I didn't start doing any strength exercises until 12 weeks post-surgery.

Are you going to hand therapy? I highly recommend it. Yes, you can and should do daily exercises on your own but the therapist will guide you to be sure you do enough but don't overdo it. It's a fine balance.

Have you had a follow-up with your surgeon? How does he/she think you are doing?

Full recovery will take about a year but you should be able to do most activities within 3 months.

 
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:32 AM   #3
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Hi, thank you so much for getting back to me, over the last couple of days I have managed to get my hand into a bit of a fist even though still a bit stiff, I'm sure I will get there, thank you so so much

 
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:18 AM   #4
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I'm glad to hear you're feeling a bit better. Gentle stretching will do good things for you and be patient with yourself, as recovery does take time.

 
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