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What Kind Of Surgery Do I Need For A Broken Right Thumb
I had trigger thumb and carpal tunnel surgery on March 17, 2015. I still have numbness,tingling, tightness,sensitivity,is this normal ?
Yes: It takes time for the inflamed tissue to heal both from where the surgery was done and from around the nerve that was injured. Then it will take time for the nerve itself to heal. I just had this discussion with my hand surgeon. The nerve heals approximately 1-2 mm a day not counting the first month after surgery. Give it time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: There are a lot of bones in the hand and wrist, and exactly what needs to be done depends on the exact injury, even within the same bone. The repair can be anything from one pin placed internal, to a plate with 2 or more screws also placed internally, to 2 pins placed through the skin held externally. Some fractures heal well without surgery. It all depends on the specific injury, and the surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm online now. Type your question here. Is swelling/numbness typical, in thumb, post A1 Pulley Release surgery, 3 days out?
3 days out: is early into the recovery period for this trigger finger surgery. I would certainly think some swelling and numbness would not be unexpected... probably for a couple more weeks. Your surgeon should have provided some post-procedure information/instructions. If pain/swelling/numbness increase or you have other questions, contact your surgeon. Good wishes:) ...Read more
What type of surgery can I get for thumb joint pain ? I previously had carpal tunnel tunnel surgery6 months ago
I had trigger release surgery 3 months ago and I am still unable to bend my thumb. Is this normal?
How can I help my husband he shattered his thumb waiting. For a surgery date what can I do to help with hos pain they said he could lose it?
Talk to your Doctor: His pain and trauma to his thumb should be handled by his doctor or the surgeon planning to do his surgery. ...Read more
Different for all: Pain is percieved differently by all of us. Some of us have a higher pain tolerance than others but your doc will give you something for the pain. ...Read more
Trigger digits: Thumbs, fingers are typically repsonsive to corticosteroid injections. For those that are not or are associated with a more severe triggering or a fixed contracture or a tendon adherance or are just resistent to treatment and are uncomfortable, surgical release can work well. While any procedure can have a complication or side effect, in general the procedure works well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thumb release: Varies but most of my patients report improvement at their first post-op visit at 1 week when the dressings come down and more so when the stitches come out at 2 weeks postoperative. On average, if they have had a work note filled, then they are back to work between 2 - 4 weeks. ...Read more
Joint: Tumb has several joints. You will not be able to move fused joint. ...Read more
Trigger Thumb : Sometimes a trigger thumb can be treated with an injection of a corticosteroid into the tendon sheath. However, if this doesn't work then surgery is really the way to go. Its a simple procedure that only takes minutes to perform and can solve the problem with minimal risk and downtime. ...Read more
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