I have understood that there are many phases and you can do prevented surgery in good time?
How many of you have had hand surgery?: I have... - NRAS
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
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.