My left hand, approximately 10 days (mid Aug 2009) after the index finger amputation. Still swollen, but looking pretty good, in my opinion.
Left hand, 10 months (May 2010) post index finger removal.
This is what my hands look like. They don't open or straighten any more than this. I can close them a little bit mote than this, but can't make an actual fist. My fingers keep contracting inward more and more as time goes on.
|My right hand prior to arthrodesis surgery.|
My right hand shortly after arthrodesis surgery.
As is expected, my hand has curled a little since the surgery, however, I still have greater use and range of motion than I did prior to the surgery.