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!

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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...

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...