Re: Kienbock's Disease / Total Wrist Fusion
I too have had the total wrist fusion due to Kienbock`s. I had surgery only on the 17th December 2011, three weeks ago, and so far so good. Basically, as you mentioned, there is very little the consultants will do fro KD in the late stages. I decided that due to the pain, and also that I just wanted to get on with my life, I am 42 by the way, That the total fusion was best for me. The operation took nearly three hours, taking bone graft from my side, and placing the bone into where the lunate had collapsed. My side hurt more than my wrist, but three weeks post op, I am feeling stronger each day, and I have also cut back on the painkillers.
I have asked about possible alternatives for fusion, however, it looks like any op apart from the full fusion would require another op somewhere further down the line, but everyone is slightly different I suppose. I was STAGE 4 so my wrist was like mush.
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