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How Long Is Revcovery After Thumb Joint Replacement
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have a hard bump on my thumb joint it is quite tender when pressed and does ache from time to time?
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