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Has Anyone With RA Had Their Thumbs Fused? And How Did That Work For You?

Has Anyone With RA Had Their Thumbs Fused? And How Did That Work For You?

A myRAteam Member said:

Last Dec I had right thumb metacarpal-phalangeal joint fused due to classic RA deformity, Swan neck. I am very pleased, but I did loose some distal joint flexion. I am able to write, but my fine motor strength is still weak after PT. In the same hand, I ruptured 4 tendons 19 years ago, so had tendon reconstruction and wrist fusion. Are you considering fusion?

posted 4 months ago
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