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Doctor insights on: What Kind Of Surgery Do I Need For A Broken Right Thumb

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I had trigger thumb and carpal tunnel surgery on March 17, 2015. I still have numbness,tingling, tightness,sensitivity,is this normal ?

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 more

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What kind of surgery do I need for a broken right thumb?

What kind of surgery do I need for a broken right thumb?

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 more

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I'm online now. Type your question here. Is swelling/numbness typical, in thumb, post A1 Pulley Release surgery, 3 days out?

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

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What type of surgery is best for basal thumb arthritis?

What type of surgery is best for basal thumb arthritis?

Many choices: Specifically, with respect to surgery, patients do well with either simple trapeziectomy with or without ligament reconstruction. ...Read more

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I had trigger release surgery 3 months ago and I am still unable to bend my thumb. Is this normal?

I had trigger release surgery 3 months ago and I am still unable to bend my thumb.  Is this normal?

Could be: After your release surgery- is your thumb still ratcheting or completely bent and gets stuck? See your hand surgeon for details. Physical therapy is important after hand surgery and might be necessary to get full range if motion back. ...Read more

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I just had atitches removed after having surgery on my thumb yesterday . It looks like there is a little opening in the surgical area.

I just had atitches removed after having surgery on my thumb yesterday . It looks like there is a little opening in the surgical area.

Show your incision: I am assuming you had something excised and after removing sutures you see an opening? If wound is dry, with no discharge or fluid oozing out, no redness around, and not much pain, then your wound is probably fine. if in doubt, show a doctor/ provider. ...Read more

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What's the pain like after having surgery for a torn ligament in the thumb?

What's the pain like after having surgery for a torn ligament in the thumb?

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

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I am having an MRI for a discolated thumb and possibly surgery - should I be concerned?

I am having an MRI for a discolated thumb and possibly surgery - should I be concerned?

Generally one does -: Not require surgery for dislocations, unless the collateral ligament (s) or the tendons are disrupted and caught between the bones. Mri would confirm that. Follow the post-op instructions closely to maximize the result of your treatment. Good luck. ...Read more