Hi I had a right trapeziectomy 18 months ago. I can only now say that I think it was beneficial. I've had huge problems with the tendon which according to the scan measures 4cms whereas it measures 2cms in my unoperated left hand. My hand remains stiff and I continue to get pain up the arm through the tendon but there is reduced pain in the thumb joint now, which is good. The surgeon does not know why I have this tendon issue and he says he can't promise it won't happen again when I have the left hand done. Therefore shall I avoid having the second hand done especially as the recovery time is so long? I've also developed a Dupuytrene contracture since the surgery, is this a normal side effect. I'm able to now lift the normal weights at the gym and garden etc but my un operated hand remains stronger in spite of being quite twisted and crooked with the osteoarthritis and the grips still uncomfortable when I'm cycling. Shall I go ahead with the second hand do you think?