I had basal joint arthroplasty one week shy of six months ago. I have less use of my hand now than I did before the surgery. I am constantly in pain (sometimes it gets a little better, sometimes worse). I am unable to do simple things like properly grasp a pen/pencil or even open a water bottle. Everything I've ready says that full recovery takes 3-6 months. Considering I am just about at the end of that time, I'm wondering if anyone else has been through this and has noticed improvement after that time. As of this time, I completely regret having the surgery done because I am worse off than i was before I had it.