Re: Ulnar Shortening Surgery... how long is recovery?
Hi, I just had my ulna shortening op on Monday and have been discharged from hospital with a normal bandage. Has anyone else had this? I'm a bit concerned as most post I've read people usually have a cast after the surgery. My surgeon was quite adamant on not placing a cast, but I feel quite unsafe. In fact he wanted to take this bandage off on the day after the surgery. Can anyone recommend any kind of splint I can buy that would help me to feel a bit safer, I have a hyper 4 year old and don't want to risk being hurt. Especailly as I can't take all kinds of pain killers, most strong ones give me palpitations and shortness of breath.
I just feel like I've been hacked up with very little after care. My surgeon was very rude and upset to find I had to stay over night after the surgery. I was very sick from the general and morphine.
Sorry to moan so much, just feel very sore and helpless after this surgery. I hope it's worth all the pain I'm going through!