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Fusion (Definition)

A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more


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How long is surgery for carpel tunnel and a thumb fusion?

How long is surgery for carpel tunnel and a thumb fusion?

60-90 minutes: Depending of the type of procedure preformed for both the carpal tunnel and the fusion surgery will usually take less than 90 minutes. ...Read more

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Will I have to spend time off school if I have a thumb joint fusion?

Will I have to spend time off school if I have a thumb joint fusion?

Depends: Is it your dominant thumb( writing hand)? You may want a day or two off if it is very painful after surgery. ...Read more

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2 previous wrist surgeries for carpel tunnel/thumb fusion. Chronic pain+lump inside wrist. Now pulling tree roots & wrist popped with immed wrist pain?

2 previous wrist surgeries for carpel tunnel/thumb fusion. Chronic pain+lump inside wrist. Now pulling tree roots & wrist popped with immed wrist pain?

You would think an-: -adult who had all these procedures you might think twice about pulling tree roots. Get back to your hand surgeon and confess, & see what you did. ...Read more

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What to do with my thumb?

What to do with my thumb?

Re-ask: I am sorry but there isn't enough info about your thumb to provide a satisfactory answer. Please re-ask question with pertinent details. ...Read more

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How can you fix a broken thumb?

How can you fix a broken thumb?

Many ways: It depends on the type of thumb fracture that you have. Some require immobilization only, others are best served with fixation with pins or plates and screws. If you have a thumb fracture, please see an orthopedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays to make sure your fracture is treated appropriately. ...Read more

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The tip of my thumb is painful?

Injury?: Can't explain this other than injury or overuse of the thumb (video game enthusiasts get this a lot). Using the thumb to text can do it as well. Look into what, if any, overuse activities with the thumb you might be doing. ...Read more

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How can you tape a broken thumb?

How can you tape a broken thumb?

Difficult: Certain finger and toe fractures can be treated with taping. The taping is usually done from one finger to the next. This cannot be done with the thumb as there is no finger next to it. Thumb fractures are best treated in the splint or cast. ...Read more

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What does a broken thumb feel like?

What does a broken thumb feel like?

Painful: Broke bones in the fingers/thumb are usually swollen and painful. ...Read more

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