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Lrti surgery

I have basal osteo arthritis with a small bone spur. The hand specialist told me to look up the lrti surgery on the net as I was a canadate for the surgery. But he told me to wear a thumb splint first. And I was suffled out of the office. My question is why the thumb splint if I have bone on bone. To me it's just putting a bandage over it. Its located on  my dominate hand so it's not solving the problem.  I'm so frustrated  
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The splint keeps the bone and spur from moving thus putting pressure on nerves/vessels. A bandage is sometimes a good idea and is a first step in solving a problem. Possible surgery is a second step
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