I had the surgery on my left thumb. I had a total of 3 injections before I decided to go with the surgery and looking back on it now I wish I had not put myself thru the injections. Surgery will inconvenience you for about 2 weeks. Stitches come off in about 2 weeks. with me 11 days. Make sure they remove every single stitch and it did not hurt at all. They put me under for the entire surgery. I woke up with my hand in bandages. the hardest part was taking a shower and cleaning up toilet stuff after surgery. You have to keep it clean and dry. After the 11 days you should start moving it around as much as possible. I am now 4 months post op and my finger is much better. There is still scar tissue at the incision site and collagen build up (sort of a hard spot) that takes almost up to a year to go away. It depends on the individual. Recovery is not as fast as the doctors point out to be but take this to heart I still would opt for the surgery. It just makes it right almost right away. I also hear that women recover sometimes faster than men.View Thread
I had trigger thumb surgery about 15 days ago. The procedure went well and relatively painless. I have however developed hardening of the tissue around the incision site and although I have consulted my physician it seems to be the same. Wait until it will pass one more week. I wanted to ask anyone who might have some insight and has gone thru this before. Should I be placing Vitamin E on the wound site ? There is also something called Scar Away which is silicone based. That is supposed to work very well . I am just wondering what is the best way to deal with this. A friend who is a nurse told me that if it got bad I could ask the doctor to give me a steroidal injection to stave off the scar build up . I have also read some horror stories where one has to have surgery again to remove the scar tissue ? How much time should I wait before I start freaking out. ?View Thread
I had a bad case of trigger thumb left thumb. I went thru 2 injections without any relief and my doc recommended surgery. I am now on my 15 day post op. I have developed scar tissue around the incision site and I hope I do not have to have surgery to remove it. The doctor may just give me a steroidal injection to keep the scar tissue from continuing to form. At east for me I found relief with the surgery. Finally the throbbing pain is gone.View Thread
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