I am schedualed to undergo a trapeziectomy with ligament replacement in my right thumb.
I am asking for advice about daily life immediatly after returning home. Shaving, dressing, putting on shoes etc.
How to manage? Should I buy an electric shaver?
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replied December 25th, 2018
Hello and welcome to ehealth forum

I have read and understood your question and would like to help
2 weeks after trapheziectomy your plaster will be removed and you will be given a splint that you would have to wear all the time for next few weeks except while washing hands and doing rehab exercises.

You should not right away start with shaving or using it for other chores
Your rehab physiotherapist will start you on exercise that will help you regain all the thumb movements and slowly after that you will be able to do you routine activities

I hope it helps ,be in touch with your healthcare provider as ehealth forum is only for educational purposes and not an alternate to medical consult

Good luck with your surgery
Dr Khalik
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