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A 46-year-old female asked:

Typically how long are u in cast after cmc athroplasty surgery for basal thumb arthitis? and what is recouperation like? thank you

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: It varies somewhat based upon surgical technique used and also surgeons preference. But usually about 6 weeks in cast, full recovery about 12 weeks. Thanks.

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Last updated Oct 25, 2013

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