- May 25, 2004
- NW of Toronto
Has anyone had any experience with a thumb fusion procedure? My thumbs are bent at a 45 degree angle and are getting worse. They won't rotate anymore to form an O. It's kind of like a square now. With my finger touching the side of the thumb. Hard to explain it but it's the tendons shortening due to loss of muscle mass. This new doctor has suggested fusing the thumbs back straight but then they'le be that way for good. His thinking is that it will improve my grip for a while. He mentioned rerouting some other tendons but I don't think I'm going to go for that. So if anyone has had any of these experiences let me know. Thanks. Al.