Wrist HELP Trapezial resection and CTRS

SLB69

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Hello I'm new on here. I joined because I'm looking for some answers and I ran across this group. I had Right thumb Trapezial resection arthroplasty and CTRS both on 02/13/2023. My thumb is about a1/2 inch longer than my left. I'm having so much pain around my wrist, can't hardly move it and the side of my hand will send pain all the way up to my shoulder. I can't flatten my hand down all the way and it has a big indention in my palm. Does that happen often? And it also still gets bad numb and tingly..The last picture is of my Left hand. You can see my wrist on the right hand is much bigger than my left hand. I'm boney anyway.

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@SLB69
Welcome to BoneSmart, glad you joined us!

You are just two months out of surgery and your hand still has a lot of healing ahead. You may be expecting too much this early in recovery.
Are you icing and elevating for the swelling?
What does your surgeon say about your symptoms?

I have not had wrist surgery, here is a link to a list of members who have had Wrist surgery.

Keep us posted on how you are doing,
Chris
 
I have had trapeziectomy surgery to both hands, the last one was done in late November 2022. I still occasionally get swelling and pain, together with forearm pain which can travel up to my shoulder. There is a long recovery period after this surgery. It is very difficult to rest your hands, as they are constantly in use. Have you tried splints? I wear mine occasionally depending on how my wrists and thumb joints are and find them beneficial. Cold and damp weather also affects joints, so it is advisable to keep your hands warm. Compression gloves are very beneficial too.
 

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