Finger joint fusion

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my surgeon said the said the chances of adjacent joint disease arre 3% for 10 years..I think the problem is not your previous surgery..
For the last 3 to 4 weeks the pinky <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>finger</span> and ring <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>finger</span> on the opposite hand will go numb in my sleep. I am affraid that my cracking my neck has caused further damage. I am terrified of surgery that I will end up paralyzed. I am also panicking about not being able to swallow after the surgery. If the fingers are not numb all of the time, is there a good chance that the surgery will stop the pain and tingling? Will I be able to play tennis after the surgery?
Though there are many causes and I see the doctors agree, muscle spasms, joint irritation above and below the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span> etc... I have had terrible chronic pain from 2007 until 3 days ago. I tried ever imaginable way to get rid of it from massage, acupuncture, cupping, therapy massage, pain pills ( strong doses) steroid injection, Botox...the list goes on and on. But a few days ago my sister told me about an herb that Dr Oz talked about ( I know Dr Oz???
Aug Partial wrist <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span> (spider) Ulnar nerve release (elbow) small knodule removed inside wrist 2004:DEC Spider plate removed In 2004 I was diagnosed with Kienbocks and had a partial wrist fusion. My only symptom was pain, no numbness,weakness or range of motion problems. Following the sugery I had an undiagnosed infection that kept my hand swollen for approximately one month. Then a screw came loose and the spider was removed. No wrist motion.
I posted a few new pics of my wrist, just click on my name & it will get you there. Also today is day 8 post op, no more Constipation TG. I'm having lots of shooting pain from elbow (funny bone area). shooting to my pinky finger & knuckles, no pain today so far around fusion site just every else.
I don't have osteoarthritis either. What I seem to have is a joint issue that began with my knees sub-locating in my sleep, but I am now experiencing a similar pain in my shoulders, elbows, and finger joints. I don't spend much time of the computer anymore, but the slightest thing can cause aggravation that lasts for days, even weeks, and never totally goes away. I now get help with dressing and bathing because the motion of putting on a shirt can make things worse.
of course, I've had the usual side effects (dryness, depression, lethargy.) My main problem now is severe joint pain. I lift weights 5x per week. I don't want to stop working out, but my right elbow and both shoulders are killing me! Has anyone had experience with this and can you recommend medicine or treatment for the joint pain? I employ high intensity training (low reps, hight weight) but can change my lifting to lighter weight, with higher weights. But I can not stop lifting.
due unexpected severe arthritis (only had x-rays done to Dx the original problem). I was informed I needed a wrist <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span> to correct this, this was done Dec. 2010. It is Sept 2011 and now I have more pain and discomfort than before surgery. My fingers middle, ring and pinky fingers are affected the most, the back of the hand and the wrist. I can make a fist do have full function of all fingers. But still have swollen areas and what looks like residual bruising.
Possibility include tendon stiffness, nerve/ tendon/ muscle damage, issues with the bone/ <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>finger</span> joint, growths/ masses etc. I would suggest getting this evaluated by your orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
teeroy, thank you for your post, i need make a decision in the next 2 weeks weather to have a full wrist <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span> or wrist joint replacement to my left wrist. i went in for a TFCC repair back in apr 08. i've never expierenced that kind of pain after a surgery. i kept having pain on the ulner side of the wrist and pain in the thumb joint that was irritated by the physical therapy.
Hi All, I also have that problem with my right hand, only on the middle <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>finger</span>, also from the middle joint to the tip. It only lasts for maybe 5 minutes or so. I recently got a job ( in April) where I work on the computer for 8 or so hours per day. Do you think that could be a contributing factor?? Any help appreciated..
I had spinal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span> on my L5 5 weeks ago, and i am now hurting now more then i ever did before surgery. My Doc said he had the surgery and was back to work in 2 weeks. At 2weeks for me i was hurting so bad i thought i had messed up my fusion. So i went to see my my doc and had an xray and was told it was fine. He gave me a RX and said it was my last one. So i have had nothing for pain since 3 weeks after surgery.
I am a 34 year old UK based female. I had a 4 corner <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span>, scaphoidectomy and radial styloidectomy in October 2009. I am interested to hear from other people who have had the same procedure to compare experiences.
I also just came from my 6 week check following <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span> of the c-6 to c-7. I still have numbness of my thumb and index <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>finger</span> along with pain's in my shoulders and upper arms. My doc recommended pt for rotor cup tendinitis. I'll try it and we'll see. Hope this helps.
My neurosurgeon recommended MRI and cat scans and after multiple appointments recommended multi level <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span> for c5-6 and C6-7. My MRI done in April 2009, showed C5-6 that my CSF was obliterated around the spinal cord and the AP diameter was 7mm around the thecal sac, severe bilateral neural foraminal narrowing along with moderate posterior disk bulge and osteophyte formation.
The numbness in my forearm and one finger disappeared immediately after surgery, but I feel no improvement in the remaining <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>finger</span> numbness. Based on my previous <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span>, I would have thought I'd be past the needs for pain pills, but I'm not. For the first two weeks, I slept fine, but I was heavily medicated. My discomfort kicked in as soon as I started cutting back on the meds.
I broke my pinky <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>finger</span> through the joint playing rugby about 6 months ago. I didn't have to get surgery but I had like exercises I had to do everyday so I didn't loose movement in that finger. Just last month I got full movement back...so it could take a while. Hope all goes well!
When palpated it causes pain and neuro changes up my neck to my right ear and down across my right shoulder all the way to my right pinky and right ring <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>finger</span>. This is new. This is at the level of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span>. I also had a Rhizotomy done about 2 1/2 months ago at C-3.4.5 bilaterally. The left side worked well. They want to do it again on the C level and also lumbar level. I have also had a micro L4-L5 laminec. foraminotomy due to a injury sustained while working.
I have had neck and shoulder pain now for about 17 months now after my C5-6 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span> with plate screw and cadavar bone. THe surgery took care of my arm and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>finger</span> pain, but left me with the feeling that now my head is too heavy for my neck to support it. The only relief I have is when I lay down and when I prop my head up with my hand. It feels like constant deep muscle pain, with some burning. THis stinks, it has changed almost everything I do, which these days is not much.
Since then I am having trouble with pain in the neck and shoulder area just below the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span> area. I wake in the morning with a headache then turns to pain in lower neck and shoulders. I have talked to the neurosurgeon who did the surgery and he shrugged his shoulders and said I have no idea and sent me back to my neurologist. He gave me a series of injections in both shoulders and the pain stopped for a couple days but then came right back.
I will be having a 4 level anterior cervical interbody <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span> from C-3 thru C-7 with plating and screws June 8th. Will also be using cadaver bone and bone morphogenic protein. I have a mostly desk type job, and plan to be off work 3 weeks. What I don't know is how do I take care of myself at home. My husband can be home with me as long as necessary. How is the best way to sleep? I understand I will have trouble swallowing for weeks or months but will that be due to pain or swelling in my neck?
has anyone here experience with partial fusion of the wrist? (four-corner fusion). Would you recommend it? What was the outcome?
i had surgery one year ago for a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span> in my neck. the neck pain, arm and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>finger</span> pain is gone. soon after recovering i started to have a burning sensation in the shoulder area. after x-rays the dr said might have done something to cause the pain but everything looks ok and i was healing just fine. it been a year and the burning is getting worst. any answer would be great.
Surgical techniques include neurolysis, nerve grafting, nerve transfer, free muscle transfer, tendon transfer and joint <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span>. You should talk about this with your doctor to determine if you are a candidate for surgery. Hope this helps. Good luck.
take the pointer of ur right finger and from the bottom insert into the circle and point toward u, only go as far as the first knuckle of the pointer on the right hand....now slowly turn that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>finger</span> that it points way from u and watch the space around ur <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>finger</span>. The imagine u have a herniation in that space.....even if it is a small one it is going to create an issue. Hope this helps.
3 fingers of my right hand were lacerated at my work on restaurant on march 25 2011. index <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>finger</span> was most injured on dip joint or so called mallet <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>finger</span> and after x.rays show extensor tendon is completely destroyed on dip joint.dr. said that fusion of dip joint is the only option to treat the finger.on 28 march i had a surgery for mallet finger and.middle and ring finger had stiches. 2 weeks after stiches were removed.last time i visited 26 april for exam,had x.rays ortho said it is healing.
If surgery is only option leftr, consider artificial disc replacement in these two levels. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span> is a great surgery, but hurts adjacent levels in 2-8 years after <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fusion</span>. How old are you? male? Hang in there, and good luck.
My greatest concern is the finger is 'loose,' 'wobbly,' and unstable at the DIP joint and there is some deformity (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>finger</span> bends outward at the tip instead of in towards the middle finger). My goal is to have the missing bone and cartilage restored so that the finger once again be stable, have better extensor/flexion and be free of deformity. Joint fusion is not an interest to me and I am wondering what options/alternatives are available to treat this condition?
I noticed my fingers were tingly and sometimes going totally numb, the middle <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>finger</span> being the worst. It is never both hands at the same time, but they both have been taking turns back and fourth going numb. At times my arms just dont feel right and I have been getting bad pains down them like always but worse and more frequent. The numbness isnt there all the time, but it keeps happening when I try to make glass art every time.
over the last few months i have developed a protrusion on the back of my index finger at the joint closest to the knuckle and another on the inside of my pinky at the same joint. they aren't especially painful except when i play the guitar, which i've done for 20+ years, or i apply pressure to them. my question is what would be some good resources here or other sites for information as to what the cause may be until i can get a medical diagnosis?
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