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How long is revcovery after thumb joint replacement?

How long is revcovery after thumb joint replacement?

Depends: It depends on the type of surgery ie what type of prosthesis is used, can be weeks to months. Talk to your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Artificial Joint (Definition)

An "artificial joint" is a term describing a joint that has been operated on and typically replaced by a synthetic joint with the goal of improving pain and/or function of the joint. A common example is a patient who has a painful, arthritic knee and undergoes ...Read more


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I had a base thumb joint replacement a year ago and I am still in pain. What do I do?

I had a base thumb joint replacement a year ago and I am still in pain. What do I do?

Depends on surgery: There are many types of surgical treatments for basilar thumb arthritis. Soft tissue arthroplasties rarely have painful complications. If an artificial implant is used, there are more possible problems. The first thing you should do is see your surgeon and get an x-ray. If your surgeon can't help you, get a 2nd opinion from a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon. 40 is young for this surgery. ...Read more

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I had a base thumb joint replacement a year ago and I am still have pain. What can I do?

Replaced how?: Basilar thumb arthritis is a very common condition. Treatment results with surgery are generally quite good, especially pain relief. Typically the arthritic bone, the trapezium, is removed. It can be replaced by tendon or hematoma, with similar results. Things can get complicated when artificial replacements, such as metals and plastics, are used. Sometimes it's just a painful scar, c your doc! ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from a total knee? Is it a painful recovery ? I am very worried because i had a joint replacement in my thumb and i rsd

How long is the recovery from a total knee? Is it a painful recovery ? I am very worried  because i  had  a joint replacement in my thumb and i  rsd

3-6 months: The recovery continues for 6 months or more. The most rapid phase is in the first 6 weels. At that time most patients will still have start up stiffness, mild swelling, difficulty sleeping through the night, and may still be taking pain medication. Those symptoms will gradually resolve by 3 months after surgery and patients will have returned to most all of their preoperative activities. ...Read more

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How to figure out why i can't move my lower thumb joint?

How to figure out why i can't move my lower thumb joint?

Trigger finger?: Most likely causes of lack of thumb motion are trigger thumb, tendon rupture or joint injury. Assume lower means ip joint , you need to see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My thumb joint keeps cracking randomly (it doesn't matter if I'm doing any activity or whatever), how do I stop this from happening? Any excercises?

My thumb joint keeps cracking randomly (it doesn't matter if I'm doing any activity or whatever), how do I stop this from happening? Any excercises?

Joint cracking: Cracking sounds occur when a-bubbles form in joints as they are pulled apart, b-Rapid stretching of ligaments, and other possible etiologies. Old wive's tale of popping the joints, especially knuckles, leads to arthritis or other joint problems. However, medical research has so far failed to conclusively demonstrate any connection between knuckle cracking and long-term joint problems. ...Read more

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Why can't my thumb joint be surgically cleaned out?

Why can't my thumb joint be surgically cleaned out?

Technically it can: But it is usually of little benefit, because of the small size of the thumb joints. Depends on which joint as well. If you have pain or DJD in your basal thumb joint or cmc joint it can be cleaned out with a procedure called a trapezium resection and suspensionplasty. Great surgery 97-99% success rate. The other thumb joints can either be fused, but this sig. Decreases thumb function. ...Read more

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Why does my thumb joint keeps swelling after I pop it?

Why does my thumb joint keeps swelling after I pop it?

Injury: You are most likely causing a localized acute arthritis every time you pop your joint. I would certainly refrain from intentionally doing this and if it happens, apply ice, take Ibuprofen (if you can) and elevate it. See your doctor if concern. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more