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A trapeziectomy involves removing the bone called the trapezium from your wrist that sits at the base of the thumb. It has been removed to help your move your hand comfortably in daily activities and to help reduce any pain in your thumb due to arthritis.
Post operatively, you should expect to be immobilised in a splint and be guided through rehab by your therapist. It is normal to experience pain following this surgery, and this will improve over time. Please see below attachment for further information on what to expect after your operation.
*BEFORE COMMENCING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ADVICE OR EXERCISES, PLEASE DISCUSS WITH YOUR HAND THERAPIST TO CONFIRM IF IT IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR CONDITION*
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