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Frozen Fractured Thumb
Hi - I had a compound fracture at the tip of my right thumb and had a hand surgeon place the tip back on the thumb using pins.  The pins were in for 5 1/2, removed but I needed to keep a splint on the thumb while the bone continued to heal.  Now I can't bend my thumb at the knuckle. I'm going to physical therapy now but my question is will I ever be able to actually bend my thumb again?  I'm already missing fingers on this hand and I really need my thumb.

Thanks for your help!!
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Hello!

This is due to stiffness and because of using the splint. You need to exercise and do continuous physiotherapy and all previous movements will be regained over a period of time. You will see lot of change in 2 weeks of starting the physiotherapy.

Take care!
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