I had surgery on my right thumb for basal joint arthritis 2 weeks ago today. Got cast off and stitches out Tuesday, and a removable splint made same day that allows a little more use of my fingers. The first two or three days after surgery were very painful even with vicoden and I slept off an on for those days when the pain would allow. After that though it has gradually gotten better. When they took the cast off 10 days after surgery, my wrist and the top of my hand hurt very much, but that has gotten better, with me taking the splint off a few times a day and slightly working my wrist as the doctor ordered. I didn't expect my wrist and hand to hurt but the doctor said that is where most of the work was done.View Thread
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