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    Had a Trigger Finger Release done today on my middle finger. No shooting for a while. This makes my third hand surgery. Same surgery on left hand last year as well as reconstructive surgery on my left thumb a few years ago. Anyone else have any hand surgeries?

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    What happened? Too much Karate?

    I assume it will be OK????

    And, you will be able to Shoot Again???

    I hope so, the Bears hope no.

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    Hands all good here . . . Back not so much.
     
    So . . . injury, environmental, genetic, 454 Redhawk too light???
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADfields View Post
    Hands all good here . . . Back not so much.
     
    So . . . injury, environmental, genetic, 454 Redhawk too light???



    http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00024


    Finger locks up when you bend it. Surgery is pretty straight forward. I little pain for a week or two while it heals up and then it's good to go.

    Back has it's own share of issues. Not sure how many sheep hunts it's got left but hey, a guys gotta wear this ol body out on sumthin !
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    Get well and get shooten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snyd View Post


    http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00024


    Finger locks up when you bend it. Surgery is pretty straight forward. I little pain for a week or two while it heals up and then it's good to go.

    That's good they'll be workin for you again.

    In the Meantime, just mark your Middle Finger, "THIS ONE".

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    A neighbor of mine had that same problem last summer and he had the surgery. It fixed him up. Hope yours works as good for you.

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    Ouch...speedy recovery Snyd.


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    Glad you're getting your digits fixed up there Perry. I hope all else is well and your loading/shooting career is going well. Best of luck to ya with the recovery. I've had an issue or two with the wreck I've made of this old carcass.

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    You know how to fix that don't ya Perry...???............stick it "in cid er"...!!!

    I know, I know...you've never heard that one before......lol.

    That can't be fun so get well soon...!!!
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    I've been told that I need to have carple tunnel surgery to both hands. That was 10 years ago. 30 years as a telephone cable splicer wore them plumb out. I was at the point where my 44 got away from me a time or two during recoil. I had to go to a 41 mag. I did physical therapy instead. Hand stretching exercises is what it amounted to. I retired from that job 7 years ago and am back to shooting my 44 again.

    You can tell by looking at a mans hands if they know what work is all about. Snyd yours don't look pampered!I hope it all turns out well for you sir! If you weren't so far away I'd come shovel some snow or split some wood for ya whilst your on the mend!

    You'll get good at wiping left handed! I hope

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    Thanks for all the kind words gents. This isn't that big of deal but when you're in the middle of it it makes you appreciate what you have... or don't. I'll heal up fine and get on with what I like to do but I think of others who are as fortunate. I was curious to see how others have dealt with hand issues. It sounds like a few of you guys have overcome!

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    I was working several years ago and had a gas powered air compressor that had a pull rope starter. I went to crank it one morning and the rope pulled about a foot and locked ripping it through my fingers. It still hurts a lot in cold weather or when I over do things. I made several trips to the doctor and took therapy for several weeks. If I take a notion to shoot my Super Red Hawk in 44 mag. about 6 rounds a day is all I can stand. I shot about 15 rounds through it a year or so ago and it felt like someone had stomped my hand for several days afterwards.

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    Never seen a trigger wear to more creep. Maybe the trigger has a little chip broken off.
    My old SBH has not changed, I put a 1-1/2# trigger on it when I first bought it. It took me making a longer transfer bar by hand to make it safe. This was when the 10" barrel in stainless came out, early 80's. Years of IHMSA with heavy loads and since, 320 to 330 boolit full loads for hunting. I figure now I am right around 72,000 rounds through it.
    My Browning BPCR had the trigger wear at a match so I had to hold the hammer back to close the gun so I could finish--a 1 ounce trigger is the devil to shoot! I made a new adjustable trigger from tool steel.

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    9 Years ago I got my right hand smashed in a backhoe bucket... I was trying to help keep a stump in there while they curled it up (I know, not smart). Went to the emergency room with 2 compression wounds, 1 on the outside of my trigger finger and the other on the inside that went down into my palm. they spent a few hours cleaning out the mud, doing x-rays (amazingly, nothing broke) and sewing it up. Went for a follow up with a hand specialist a few weeks later and he scheduled a surgery where they basically cut it back open to reattach several nerves. My wrapping was similar to yours and used my second and third fingers for a month or so and still catch myself doing it some as I got so comfortable with it. After 4 months everything was back to normall aside from 2 scars and on cold days it is the first one telling me to put on my gloves

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