Joint Replacement of Right First Carpometacarpal Joint of the Thumb for Osteoarthritis.
Recovery at 6 weeks post Joint Replacement of Right First Carpometacarpal Joint of the Thumb for osteoarthritis.
Susan is 53 years old, right hand dominant, legal secretary. She was having pain in her right thumb for a few years and was diagnosed with arthritis at the base of the thumb. She was given a steroid injection which gave her benefit for 6-8 weeks but since then the pain has come back and is constant.
She finds it difficult to grip and turn objects and is in constant pain. We did a first Carpometacarpal Joint replacement for her 6 weeks back for moderate to severe osteoarthritis and she is very happy with the outcome of the surgery. At 6 weeks she is pain free and has full range of movements, slowly building up to her full strength.