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Thumb joint fusion

Aug 03, 2017 3:32 PM

Howdy! Looks like every time I go see the consultant he mentions joint fusion (arthritis in the middle thumb joints)- no joint no pain!

Anybody on here had this procedure? Ot mentioned it's got something like 6 month recovery and I'm not sure I'm willing to go that long without paintbrush and video games 😂

Aug 03, 2017 6:01 PM

I haven't had the procedure but I wish you the best of luck if you decide to have it done, I will be thinking of you 💕

Aug 03, 2017 11:32 PM

Have you looked into ring splints? Silverringslpints.com I think is the website. I made my own, but I'm still developing one for my thumbs.

Aug 05, 2017 1:05 AM

I think I'll need it at some point but the potential long term side effects are a bit much for a 26 year old 😂
I've got 3 kinds of splints my OT gave me for different activities but I'll look in to that, cheers!

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