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08/18/2012 21:17
shootthewave 
08/18/2012 21:17
shootthewave 
Re: Amputation option

hi everyone,this is my first time on this site. i had the pinkie finger on my right hand removed 5 days ago. it was done with local anaesthetic and was very painful. i has the hardened ligaments in my hand freed as well i was sent home with paracetamol tablets that were useless so i got kpake and they work ok. i have a brother and sister with this disease as-well. i do a lot of sailing so this amputation will hold me back a bit.good luck to you all with dupuytrens.

08/18/2012 23:56
hammer 
08/18/2012 23:56
hammer 
Re: Amputation option

Ouch,I had a friend who also had his pinky removed.He didnt sail but he is an avid bowler.He called me last week and told me he had just bowled his 12th 300 game, so life can go on with out a pinky.You wont have to worry about that one anymore.Good luck. Dave

08/19/2012 02:53
callie 
08/19/2012 02:53
callie 
Re: Amputation option

Why did you have the "pinkie" removed? Did you have any treatment prior to doing this?

08/19/2012 07:32
spanishbuddha 

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08/19/2012 07:32
spanishbuddha 

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Re: Amputation option

shootthewave:
hi everyone,this is my first time on this site. i had the pinkie finger on my right hand removed 5 days ago. it was done with local anaesthetic and was very painful. i has the hardened ligaments in my hand freed as well i was sent home with paracetamol tablets that were useless so i got kpake and they work ok. i have a brother and sister with this disease as-well. i do a lot of sailing so this amputation will hold me back a bit.good luck to you all with dupuytrens.
Welcome to the forum shoothewave.

Dupuytren's is not hardened ligaments. Who told you that?

A severely bent finger due to Dupuytren's contracture, left untreated for some time, can lead to irreversible changes in the structures of finger, so that surgery to straighten it will not recover finger function. Maybe that applied to you?

It is not uncommon to hear of sportsmen having injured fingers and toes amputated, so they can continue playing, as they don't want to have the time off to do the physical therapy and recovery.

I have a pinkie amputated too, result of an accident, but I have no visible stump. The grip in that hand is weaker and less effective. I play tennis using that hand to hold the racquet, and for the last year or so started wearing a glove whilst playing.

shootthewwave, please come back and tell us more about yourself and hands condition. We have folks on the forum who can advise on recovering post surgery (exercises, scar reduction, etc) although your surgeon or therapist should be the first source

Edited 08/19/12 10:35

08/19/2012 22:07
shootthewave 
08/19/2012 22:07
shootthewave 
Re: Amputation option

hi again
my finger trouble started about 25 years ago, i was never advised to do any thing about untill 6 months ago.
i live here in Ireland and it very surprising how many people here have the condition. my thumb is affected as well though early stages for it.the ligament along the inside of my thumb on the same hand has started to harden up
anyway stump of pinkie is still swollen and sore
shootthewave

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