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Trigger Thumb Surger

I am having trigger thumb surgery in a couple of weeks.  I am wondering what I can expect my recovery period to be like.  I've looked online and it sounds like I will be bandaged up for up to a week.  My doc told me that I'll have a bandage on it for maybe 24 hours and then can just put a bandaid on it.  He makes it sound very minor.  I am wondering how much time I'll need to take off from work (I work in an office...computer, phone, handwriting (rt thumb and I'm rt handed, etc.).  Any ideas on what I can expect?  What about PT?  My doc says as long as I can move it around right after surgery I'll not need any PT.
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Many doctors have different protocols. This accounts for the differences between your online research and you surgeons specific answers.  I tend to follow a post op course similar to the one your surgeon has outlined. For specifics, I think its more appropriate to ask your treating doctor rather than others.
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