clivepics wrote:had an X Ray and tomorrow a follow up appointment. can play simple chords but awaiting more detail - .....
Good luck with the appointment.
I agree with others about using a hand specialist.
If there is any talk of surgery please consider the problem of minimizing the scar tissue which inevitably occurs - it is only worth contemplating surgery when the benefits greatly outweigh the drawbacks. It would also be absolutely crucial
that the surgeon specializes in hand surgery.
I would feel very nervous indeed to recommend anyone at all but, for information only, some 20 years ago I had a hand operation for Dupuytren's Contracture in my right hand (mainly the pinky and but also affecting the "a" finger). The operation was carried out by Donald Summut, who is described on the BBC Four "Dissected" webpage as "a world renowned hand surgeon". (Google on "BBC Four Donald Sammut" without the quotes.) He has a clinic at the Circle Hospital in Bath. Also, with any hand surgery, the post operative physiotherapy is absolutely vital.
If you want to know about my own operation's outcome, etc please send me a pm.