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Can Injury or Surgery Cause Arthirtis?

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Old 08-26-2003, 07:43 AM   #1
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Post Can Injury or Surgery Cause Arthirtis?

I fell in Dec 2002 and torn the tendon in my pinky. I did 3 months of OT but ended up having the tendon surgically reconstructed in april of this year. My hand seemed to heal fine with the degree of pain lessening as time went by but all of the sudden in the past few weeks I've been getting throbbing pain in the lower part of my hand and fingers when I do certain things such as driving, writing ,cutting meat ....Is it possible my injury or surgery has caused some sort of arthritis? How can they determine what is causing this pain?

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Old 08-26-2003, 03:22 PM   #2
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I have heard that in most cases if you injure a joint you're likely to end up with arthritis. I started getting arthritis when I was in my mid 20's. Started in my left knee but I never injured it. So who's to say. They really don't know what causes it.

Old 08-27-2003, 10:47 PM   #3
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Yes, I injured my neck in a car accident when I was 17 and also broke the right arm in three places, so at 40 I developed arthritis in the neck and upper spine, my arm doesn't hurt a bit now at 55. Who knows I have arthritis in places never injured and none in places where you'd think it would be.

Old 08-27-2003, 11:42 PM   #4
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arthritis is a common after effect of past injuries but your pain could also be caused by a build up of scar tissue after surgery which also occurs quite often. try deeply massaging the joint a couple times a day, this sometimes helps to break up scar tissue.

Old 09-06-2003, 05:53 PM   #5
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Injuries and surgeries are trauma and any trauma can cause arthritis (Post Traumatic Osteo Arthritis).

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