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.

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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...

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! 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

It depends. Ususally it ranges from 1-6 months. It should not be painful as more modern intra-operative and post-op pain control are available. Regarding rsd, this is usually a clinical diagnosis and there is no laboratory test for it. There are specific criteria to be met to consider rsd or the new term is crps (complex regional pain syndrome). An evaluation by a qualified pain specialist can help. Read more...
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 more...

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...