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01/30/07 00:21
Douglas L. Tompkins

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01/30/07 00:21
Douglas L. Tompkins

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Thumb involved

I was surprised to find the line in Wikipedia that "The thumb is never involved." I have had surgery on my right thumb, from just under the nail down to the lower, central palm. Currently my left thumb has nodules that may require a similar operation. I have had about seven surgeries on my hands over the years, all fairly successful, although some needing repeated work. Thank you for an informative website.

Doug Tompkins

01/30/07 01:35
jim_h 
01/30/07 01:35
jim_h 
Re: Thumb involved

Yes that's definitely not correct. All my fingers, including both of thumbs, and both index fingers, are involved to varying degrees. One thumb is already near the point of needing correction.

I just added a comment to that Wikipedia entry.

01/30/07 10:02
Wolfgang

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01/30/07 10:02
Wolfgang

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Re: Thumb involved

I updated the Wikipedia page with regard to the occasionally involved thumb (mine has a cord, too) and hopefully my edit will not be re-corrected. If I understand it right, in rare cases the thumb can be contracted into the palm.

Wolfgang

01/30/07 19:07
peglecompte 
01/30/07 19:07
peglecompte 
Re: Thumb involved

I just had surgery last Thursday, Jan 25, and along with numerous nodules in my palm, and three cords, one from the pinky, one from the ring finger and one from the middle finger, I also had two nodules and a cord that ran from my thumb to the center of my palm removed. I went to the doctor yesterday for a "look-see" and found that a hematoma developed in the center of my palm. They numbed the hand and tried to get as much "stuff" out as they could, explaining that hematomas are detrimental to dc surgery. Now, the sad part is that the palm of my left hand looks just like the soles of my feet :-(
Side note, I have pictures if there is a place to upload them on this site

02/07/07 18:59
lg

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02/07/07 18:59
lg

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Re: Thumb involved

I have it in the web space between my thumb and index finger where my thumb is eventually going to end up being pulled next to my index finger, and I can only open my thumb into a v shape away from my index finger, and not all the way into an "L" shape. does anyone else have this problem?

02/07/07 19:14
Wolfgang

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02/07/07 19:14
Wolfgang

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Re: Thumb involved

I have a cord between index and thumb though I still can make an L. I guess that eventually this will fix my thumb in a position closer to the index. I also have bigger cords on both index and thumb themselves but no contracture yet.

Wolfgang

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I have it in the web space between my thumb and index finger where my thumb is eventually going to end up being pulled next to my index finger, and I can only open my thumb into a v shape away from my index finger, and not all the way into an "L" shape. does anyone else have this problem?


02/08/07 02:55
Mark_D 
02/08/07 02:55
Mark_D 
Re: Thumb involved

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I have a cord between index and thumb though I still can make an L. I guess that eventually this will fix my thumb in a position closer to the index. I also have bigger cords on both index and thumb themselves but no contracture yet.

Wolfgang

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I have it in the web space between my thumb and index finger where my thumb is eventually going to end up being pulled next to my index finger, and I can only open my thumb into a v shape away from my index finger, and not all the way into an "L" shape. does anyone else have this problem?








I too have chords between my thumbs (both) & my index fingers.

Dr. Denkler did a "minor N.A." on that chord on my left hand in August. That helped.

Mark

02/08/07 15:19
lg

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02/08/07 15:19
lg

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Re: Thumb involved

what exactly do you mean by minor NA? How much movement did you get back?

02/09/07 02:00
Mark_D 
02/09/07 02:00
Mark_D 
Re: Thumb involved

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what exactly do you mean by minor NA? How much movement did you get back?




"Minor N.A."

I didn't mean to use the term "Minor N.A." in a technical sense.

But, that's the way Dr. Denkler described what he did on my right hand after he did a more substantial N.A. to release the PIP joint of the ring finger on my right hand. That was on 8/17/2006.

I think that Dr. Denkler normally would have waited to do N.A. on my left hand, becuase the chord was not significantly pulling in my left thumb.

But, since I was already at his office, & since I was feeling some pain, Dr. Denkler went ahead & did the "minor" N.A.

Hope this helps.

Mark

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