cmc arthroplasty

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cynthialp
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   Posted 3/7/2018 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi
I had CMC arthroplasty on February 23rd. Yesterday I had the stitches removed and the fiberglass cast put on. I am not at all happy with the way the cast fits. I can stick two fingers down into the cast on my palm side and yet in other places it feels too tight. it doesn't feel like it's supporting my hand properly. I hate making a fuss but I'm starting to think I should speak up for myself. There doesn't seem to be anywhere near enough padding so some of the edges are very sharp. I imagine I would have the same person re doing the cast and figure I'll get the same exact result. I don't have a return appointment until the 26th of March. What should I do? Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.

straydog
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   Posted 3/7/2018 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Casts too tight are not good, make a fuss. Remember these drs work for you & that is how they get paid. Regardless of having the same person or not, the dr needs to see your cast.

Good luck.
Susie
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cynthialp
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   Posted 3/7/2018 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. The doctor didn't even look at the finished product. That is wrong. I've had nothing but a nightmare since I had the surgery. I just got off the phone with them and will be seen tomorrow at 3. It's really hard for me to speak up so I really hope I can say all that I need to say. Wish me luck. Thanks

cynthialp
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   Posted 3/8/2018 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a new cast put on and I didn't need to say much once they saw how loose it was. Now it feels supported and much better. I need to remember the squeaky wheel gets the oil.
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