This was my hand before in its fetching blue thumb splint:
And this was my hands after coming out from being under, my left hand with the Peripheral cannula still in, and my right bandaged with my hand on a plaster slab:
Last night I had Nurse Hannah (who really is a Nurse) looking after me, and I spoke to Tas (@B0atG1rl) on the phone. After the call she tweeted: “Have just spoken to @SkippyUK who now has a bionic hand and is really quite amusingly off his face on anaesthetic”.
Whats in a Thumb?
The thumb has two bones. The first bone (distal phalange) extends from the tip of the thumb to the knuckle. The second bone (proximal phalange) extends from the knuckle to the base of the thumb. This is the area of webbing between the thumb and the first finger. The thumb connects with a bone in the hand (first metacarpal).
My understanding of what I did is that I suffered a Bennett and Rolando fracture, at the base of my first metacarpal. right at the base where it rubs against my wrist bone (Trapezium) on the lateral (or radial) side, knocking a small section of bone off the palm side, and dislocating the remainder of my thumb; the surgeon wired the two bits back together (internal fixation); and then relocated my thumb in the joint.
Next wednesday I get to go back to have it re-packaged in a nicer cast…