Post Operative Instructions
Basal Joint Surgery
Keep your dressing dry and in place for 8-10 days. The thumb will be in a splint but the other fingers will be available to use and move as much as possible. Stay ahead of the pain. Ibuprofen is fine to take to supplement with the narcotic prescribed. When the pain is minimal, Ibuprofen alone without the narcotic is best. Stitches will come out in 8-10 days, a splint will be worn for 3-4 weeks, and then physical therapy for another 3-4 weeks is optimal for recovery.