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Thu, Oct 17 5:41pm · Bone on bone thumbs in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Ask, ask, ask!!!

Thu, Oct 17 9:13am · Bone on bone thumbs in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I recall having "some" use of my fingers with the thumb being isolated in a splint. It's like the tips of your fingers are exposed and can be used for balance and support functions, but no weight or force can be applied to them. I like @lioness suggestion with pre-loading syringes.

Wed, Oct 16 5:27pm · Bone on bone thumbs in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I think you'll be satisfied with that decision. Good luck!

Sat, Oct 12 9:22am · Bone on bone thumbs in Bones, Joints & Muscles

The Anchovy method is a well tested and proven surgical procedure to remedy the CMC joint pain associated with bone on bone arthritis. It is an "all-natural" solution to your problem.

Fri, Oct 11 4:18pm · Bone on bone thumbs in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I would have gone to Mayo if I could do it over. The brand of the implant I received from a non-Mayo clinic was called Stablyx and it is only the "ball" of your thumb joint's ball and socket type mating. The "socket" part is just surgically redefined trapezium to accept the ball of the implant, but get this, there's still no cartilage on your trapezium socket, just raw bone. Other prosthetic implants have a two-part system, which makes more sense. I don't know how stable those would be or how long they would last.
Now to your question… If you plan ahead with clothes (sweat pants, etc), meal preparation, bathing tools like an extended back brush you could do this alone if you do one thumb at a time. I had three months between thumb procedures. It hurts. No doubt about it. Stay up on meds. I had a pain pump and nerve block for the first 4 days. All in all, it was worth it. My thumbs were gone. They still have pain associated with overuse but at least I can use them again. Let me know if I can answer anything else I may have overlooked.

Thu, Oct 10 12:18pm · PSA numbers: Questions about new treatments in Prostate Cancer

Thank you, Colleen. I was not aware the private message was an option. Awesome!

Tue, Oct 8 6:20pm · PSA numbers: Questions about new treatments in Prostate Cancer

If you'd like to talk at any time, you can send me a friend request at Jim Guild on Facebook or send me a private message here on Connect.