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Old 12-21-2009, 10:50 AM
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I lacerated my right ring finger at the beginning of October. They did hand surgery and fixed everything. I went to follow up appointments until the beginning of November and then I had insurance coverage issues so I stopped going. VERY STUPID, I know! Well my insurance is back on track and I scheduled an appointment a week from today.

I feel I got very lucky by neglecting the follow up appointments and rehab but there are still issues with hand movement. The only thing I can't do with my hand right now is extend my wrist back with the fingers fully extended as if you were going to push on a flat surface. The hand WILL go into that position but not on its own. Thats the only restriction I have... did I mess my hand up for good in that respect? I know I will find out in a week but I was hoping I could get an educated opinion on here first.

Again I know it was very dumb of me to skip out on the followups and rehab, but it is what it is and I would like to do whatever is possible at this point in time to make things the best they can be.
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Old 06-23-2021, 12:16 PM
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hello, sorry for your issues. I waited 5 years to restore my finger...

Had a tendon repair..... 1st repair failed, Had a hunters rod put in. I waited 4 years to do the 2nd surgery due to my prior surgeon going ghost and leaving the state....long story short I got the surgery. The doctor performed a Palmaris Longus graft . I am 8 weeks post-op. Finger bends half way...so at a 45-55 degree angle...depending on the day... and 30 degree extension. I was told my outcome for this surgery would be 50 percent or less.... I am doing better than the doctors hoped. The only issue now is I have a PIP contracture that is being managed with a night splint and a daily tension spring splint I use only for a short amount of time during the day. My suggestion is doing the surgery but not taking the splint off given after surgery or doing ANYTHING for 6 WEEKS that is advised by doctors
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