I am 5 days out from surgery on my trapezium joint

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i am five days into post op from having surgery on my trapezium joint and tendon. i am exp a lot of bruising in my fingers. is this normal? . i havent had much pain, so thats good!

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    Been one year for me , the first 4 - 6 weeks were rough for me , pain wise but after that , things improved rapidly. One year later - the pain is virtually gone , and I have no real restrictions. I cant believe you have no pain this soon after - thats a great sign - good luck with your recovery .

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    thank you for your responses and encouragement.

    i am 2 1/2 weeks out. I had severe bruising from the surgical bandage being to tight. it will take awhile to heal. its still very dark.

    i am now experiencing pain. I start therapy next monday. i honestly cannot wait. i need to get my wrist moving. its stiff. im usually a very active person and this this has been tough. i still at times have swelling, ice and elevation helps. i didnt have to have a cast after the bandage was removed. i am in a thumb wrist splint until therapy and they will make one to fit my hand. Im hoping this will decrease my pain. still happy I had the surgery though!

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    Hi Carrie - just cheering you on from the sidelines! I'm in for both thumbs next week - sounds similar to your procedure in that I'll be in a splint rather than cast after the initial bandages.

    Hang in there!! I'll be following your progress - keep posting, and keep positive!

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