I'm having a pisiform excision tomorrow, December 14, 2017 and I'm wondering how others who have had it done recently have faired. I'm very nervous as I'm having it done on my right hand and I'm right handed. How long were you out of work? How long did it take to fully recover? Did it eliminate all your pain? This will be my 7th orthopedic surgery in 5 years (right elbow, left elbow, left hip, right foot, right knee, right hand). I have rheumatoid arthritis.