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var122 (@var122)

Pyrocarbon thumb joint replacement

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Apr 10 7:51pm | Replies (103)

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I have had this procedure done to both thumbs. I'm 60 and in good shape. operations on 11/23/2017 and 2/26/2017. I'm putting my faith in the doctor's prognosis of up to one full year of healing. It is difficult to perform tasks but I get a little advancement of mobility with each passing week.

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How long was it before you started PT? Trying to get a timeline for being out of work.

3 months post op

Also, I would plan on 6 months off which could be evaluated as you heal…you may be able to go back sooner with restrictions. I cannot return to my job with any restrictions, therefore I'm at the 6 months post op for return to work 🙁

Im passing 9 months since my Stablyx implant and its not going well. It seems I have more pain than before the procedure. Staying patient and will wait for my 1 year anniversary before going back for an LRTI or something else. Cannot button my pants, hold an IPad etc with this thumb. Improvement is so slow its undectable if indeed there is any. Is the Stablyx also know as the Carbon implant?