Ulnar Collateral Thumb Ligament After Surgery

Hi, I had an ulnar collateral ligament repair for thumb with graft of wrist tendon ten months ago. I was in therapy for four to five months, with difficulties in recovering from "prolonged secondary immobilization." It is now nearly a year later and I still have the intense itching, redness, stiffness, pain, especially around the surgical site/scar, that I had immediately after the surgery. My range of motion is better, but I still have trouble lifting and holding fairly light objects (<10 lbs), and cannot write for more than 5 minutes. Should I be concerned about how my thumb is holding up post-surgery? What can I do to alleviate my symptoms?

Posted By Laura on June 05, 2011 at 19:06:49:

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