I've googled enough to understand some of the pitfalls of surgery, all the docs so far (11 of them) have set my expectations very low; "poor outcome" is a phrase I've heard many times. But all that is academic and google doesn't give me experience.
I was hoping for some real-life "it happened to me and this was my experience" stories to fill the gaps between pictures, and maybe offer some postives; all seems unremittingly negative at present.
Does anyone have any experience of this. I'm probably going to have this op in March and I wondered whether I can expect any serious improvement, other than in pain levels when I stop doing the hand therapy exercises.
Background - r hand little finger. Pilon fracture Sept 11, damaged PIP joint, Suzuki frame fitted, removed after 8 weeks. Aggressive physio has resulted in passive movement significantly better than active movement. (*I* notice there is no 'groove' in top of PIP joint - medics haven't commented on that yet.) Almost no movement in DIP joint.
I have a confirmed entry but have been out of action with a hand injury (pilon fracture with Suzuki frame) that has prevented me running or doing any other exercise for several weeks already, and which will take many weeks to heal properly, so I'm being realistic about the options. I may defer to 2013, but if anyone wants the place for this year, I'm happy to trade.