Finger joint fusion

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Avatar m tn 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..
Avatar n tn For the last 3 to 4 weeks the pinky finger and ring finger 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?
Avatar f tn Though there are many causes and I see the doctors agree, muscle spasms, joint irritation above and below the fusion 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???
Avatar n tn Aug Partial wrist fusion (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.
1027575 tn?1390964018 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.
454606 tn?1361929280 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn due unexpected severe arthritis (only had x-rays done to Dx the original problem). I was informed I needed a wrist fusion 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.
Avatar m tn Possibility include tendon stiffness, nerve/ tendon/ muscle damage, issues with the bone/ finger 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!
Avatar n tn teeroy, thank you for your post, i need make a decision in the next 2 weeks weather to have a full wrist fusion 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.
Avatar n tn Hi All, I also have that problem with my right hand, only on the middle finger, 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..
Avatar n tn I had spinal fusion 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.
Avatar f tn I am a 34 year old UK based female. I had a 4 corner fusion, scaphoidectomy and radial styloidectomy in October 2009. I am interested to hear from other people who have had the same procedure to compare experiences.
Avatar n tn I also just came from my 6 week check following fusion of the c-6 to c-7. I still have numbness of my thumb and index finger 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.
Avatar m tn My neurosurgeon recommended MRI and cat scans and after multiple appointments recommended multi level fusion 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.
Avatar f tn I had LRTI surgery, trigger thumb release and index finger fusion on my left and non- dominant hand on Sept 29 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by a UK/US trained hand micro surgeon. On Feb 16 2016 I had an LRTI surgery and index finger fusion on my dominant right hand - so I am now 6 days post op. This surgeon has some very progressive ideas on physiotherapy and recovery regime- my left hand is now 4 and a half months post op and I have no pain, full range of movement, good strength and pinch.
Avatar n tn The numbness in my forearm and one finger disappeared immediately after surgery, but I feel no improvement in the remaining finger numbness. Based on my previous fusion, 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.
Avatar n tn I broke my pinky finger 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 it could take a while. Hope all goes well!
Avatar n tn 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 finger. This is new. This is at the level of the fusion. 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.
Avatar n tn Since then I am having trouble with pain in the neck and shoulder area just below the fusion 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.
Avatar f tn I will be having a 4 level anterior cervical interbody fusion 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?
Avatar n tn I have had neck and shoulder pain now for about 17 months now after my C5-6 fusion with plate screw and cadavar bone. THe surgery took care of my arm and finger 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.
1000775 tn?1256918922 has anyone here experience with partial fusion of the wrist? (four-corner fusion). Would you recommend it? What was the outcome?
Avatar f tn I have a metal strap in my arm that runs from the top of the wrist down to the hand joint at the middle finger. The doctor used osteoamp to fill in the areas between the bones after he ground off what cartilage was still left. My arm was splinted and 1 1/2 weeks later I got the splint off, the stitches out and started physical therapy. It has now been over 9 weeks since the surgery and I have happy with the results. It has been slow, but steady.
Avatar m tn i had surgery one year ago for a fusion in my neck. the neck pain, arm and finger 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.
Avatar m tn lumbar fusion, illio-sacrum joint fusion, and whatever is needed for issue surrounding the thumb, index, and middle finger. I assume that it is either carpal tunnel or due to a cervical issue (C4-5). In my opinion all three surgeries could be done and i could return to 50% function in as little as 2-4 weeks. do you have any experience with cases such as these? how would you prioritize the surgeries other than which one causes the most pain?
Avatar n tn Surgical techniques include neurolysis, nerve grafting, nerve transfer, free muscle transfer, tendon transfer and joint fusion. You should talk about this with your doctor to determine if you are a candidate for surgery. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Avatar f tn 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 slowly turn that finger that it points way from u and watch the space around ur finger. 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.
Avatar f tn 3 fingers of my right hand were lacerated at my work on restaurant on march 25 2011. index finger was most injured on dip joint or so called mallet finger 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.
Avatar n tn If surgery is only option leftr, consider artificial disc replacement in these two levels. Fusion is a great surgery, but hurts adjacent levels in 2-8 years after fusion. How old are you? male? Hang in there, and good luck.