Recovering from an Excision Arthroplasty
Marilyn was back to writing and playing golf without pain just a few weeks after an excision arthroplasty procedure from Dr. Christensen at Orlando Orthopaedic Center.
Following surgery, Dr. Christensen performs a follow up in five to seven days to check on healing. Patients will wear a thumb brace for four to six weeks to give the hand time to heal.
Patients are then directed to attend physical therapy sessions for several weeks as they begin to regain strength, range of motion and motor abilities in their hand.
“The pain level now compared to before I had surgery is as different as night and day,” says Marilyn. “I’m back writing full-time and playing golf and it has really made a big difference.”
Dr. Christensen notes that full recovery may take up to four months in some patients, but many begin going back to their regular activities much sooner.
“For me this surgery was fantastic,” says Marilyn. “I love the results.”