New to the forum, but i wonder if anyone has ever had ligament shrinkage surgery to reduce the range of movement in their wrist, or any other joint?
Ive found out this week after an arthroscopy that ive completely shredded/torn/ ruptured the ligament at the STT joint in the thumb ( its got a long name), it cant be knitted back together, and that my options are: Do nothing, fusion of the bones, possible ligament reconstruction, or ligament shrinkage. Obviously having HMS is a complication and the surgeon doesnt know if any are viable for me, and he wants to see how i react to the steroid injections and whether the scar tissue actually helps?? Scar tissue reduces the range of movement, which apparently might be a good thing?
I only found out late last year that I have HMS after a string of injuries, and Im finding that some surgeons or doctors either dont know what HMS is or just excuse injuries and pain away blaming HMS, even if the problem is new.
Any suggestions, advice etc is welcome.