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Feb 8, 2019 · Pyrocarbon thumb joint replacement in Joint Replacements

Mine was done early April 2018 so it's close to a year. Ran into one of my OT therapists last night and she confirmed that since I have had trouble since the beginning, she wasn't surprised. Was told my thumb will be a little shorter now. Also, every article I have seen written by surgeons all have a disclaimer at the end. "If the implant doesn't work they can always take it out and do the other procedure with little damage."

Feb 7, 2019 · Pyrocarbon thumb joint replacement in Joint Replacements

I also had a Stablyx implant in April 2018. My pain is so bad I have a hard time picking up and holding a pencil, tightening up a nut on a bolt, opening a jar and basically anytime I use my right thumb. The surgeon has left town and his replacement told me I could either learn to live with it or he could remove it and perform another procedure for my original problem. Went to another surgeon out of town and was also told it needed to be removed. I have surgery scheduled to have him remove it on Feb. 15.