How many of you have had hand surgery?: I have... - NRAS

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How many of you have had hand surgery?

Agoodlife
Agoodlife

I have understood that there are many phases and you can do prevented surgery in good time?

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Hi. I had op on right hand 10 yrs ago. Middle finger PIP joint replaced,fused 1st PIP joint of Thumb,deformed joints and pain reason for op.

Agoodlife
Agoodlife
in reply to Backy

Hello Becky. What kind of problems have you had with your hands?

Backy
Backy
in reply to Agoodlife

Hi. Problems include cramp,pain,lack of Crip.can not lift heavy items. Difficulty using tools.Fastening buttons,its generally frustrating.

Agoodlife
Agoodlife
in reply to Backy

How did the op go.Were you ok afterwards

Backy
Backy
in reply to Agoodlife

Op went ok. At leased my fingers all point in the same direction.

Have anyone else of you had problems with your hands?

oznaf
oznaf
in reply to Agoodlife

I had SLAC surgery in May of 19. The second row of bones were to slide down into wrist area the center bone cracked and flared up. Had second opinion on the plate Fusion to hold wrist and he said I need the surgery.

Going in to doctors tomorrow to discuss the surgery in March Not looking forward to it but I have no choice

Agoodlife
Agoodlife
in reply to oznaf

can you make afist

oznaf
oznaf
in reply to oznaf

Yes

KittyJ
KittyJ
in reply to Agoodlife

Problems with hands or are you still asking about surgery ?

Agoodlife
Agoodlife
in reply to KittyJ

Both.Different problems with hands and different hand operations.

Hand 3 knuckles on rt hand replaced and tendon on middle finger realigned. Knuckles a success but middle finger drifting to right again. Can use my hand but after breakingmy wrist last year the strength has gone.

Very soon after my RD symptoms started my left thumb kept subluxating. After many appointments, scans etc I was offered ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition surgery, not being too well I postponed.

Methotrexate really helped reduce the inflammation and stabilise the joint, and I wore a thumb brace for nearly one year. Although not perfect, biologics and now Baricitinib seem to be keeping the joint in an ok position, possibly due to my hand tendons being not so inflammed.

So, I think I made the correct decision and can always request surgery should the situation deteriorate.

Agoodlife
Agoodlife
in reply to Mmrr

My problem is I cannot make a fist. Nothing else. Does anyone know if there is anything to be done surgerywise?

KittyJ
KittyJ
in reply to Agoodlife

It would depend on what is the reason for not being able to make a fist. Have you seen your rheumy about it?

Agoodlife
Agoodlife
in reply to KittyJ

The tendons will not bend, in all fingers, only half ways.

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