Because of my orthopaedic care, I can type, open a jar, and generally live my life without pain!
In April 2010, Christopher Maender performed surgery on the joint at the base of my right thumb. For years, I could not perform my job using a computer, without pain. I believe Maender removed the “saddle” bone at the base of my thumb, which was extremely damaged by arthritis, rerouted some tendons to support the thumb, and now I’m good as new, with full mobility in my hand. I wish I had had the surgery a few years earlier…but Maender and I tried everything, including corticosteroid injections, leaving surgery as a last result. If I’d known how easy the recovery process would go, I would’ve pushed for the surgery much earlier. I was diligent with the physical therapy, and I believe that that very much contributed to the ease in recovery and the overall success of my surgical procedure! Maender was a life-saver, and I would recommend him to anyone having hand issues!