Oh god. Cudnt you get a second opinion. I think I might be doin that on my right knee as i keep gettin stabbing pains in it and it gives way when I walk. Ive had MRI and X-rays done but it's come back clear.
Have you got a wrist brace you cud wear? I've got one and wear it when my wrist hurts. The one I've got has got a metal plate on the inside which can be taken out. It's got Velcro straps on it so you can have it as tight or as loose as you want.
Last time I wore mine was when I had the cast off for a few days.
I have 3 types of splints that I can still wear for support. I do put one on if I'm going to be doing any lifting. I'm reluctant to wear it too much though because I'm really trying to get my ROM back.
I actually got an official referral to another orthopedic specialist today. Of all places, it came from my Pulmonologist (who is a really great doc in my eyes.). I'm waiting for the referral service to get back to me in scheduling the appointment.
Hi ya. Got the all clear from the hospital, got to go back in 3 months. Had another X-ray done cos on the last one I had there was gap but it's now closed. I saw it and saw the plate I've got 6 screws in it.
Dr said its healing nicely and will inbed itself, I told him about the pain I kept gettin and he said I will do for a while but it's still early days. But he said that if it keeps hurting to carry on taking the tablets. But it will sort its self out.
Had an accident last weekend, was playin with quite a biggish dog and she kicked my right arm where the plate is, it's still brusied and really hurts, I've gone back to raising it at night to stop the pain. I feel really stupid tho.
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Hi ya that is doin really well. I have noticed that my wrist cracks when I move it around sometimes but it doesn't hurt so that's a good thing.
Other then that it's doin really well. When I last saw my surgeon he showed me the X-ray from before I had it done and cud see that the ulnar bone was too long then he showed me the one I had done that day and it's completely healed, there's abit of a lump where the bones have joined but that's it. So it's all good.
Oh dear thats not good. I was gunna say about getting a second opinion. I have noticed that wen I've got the palm of my hand flat out in front of me of to the side it really hurts but it cud be where they put the camera in and it's gettin better but slowly.
My doc only did the ulnar osteotomy on my and not any arthroscopic surgery. I'm thinking maybe there is a tear in my TFCC area that didn't show up on my MRI.
I bought this thing called a Wrist Widget last week. It is a special type of "splint" designed specifically for ulnar sided pain. I thought I'd try it for a few weeks to see if it helps. It gives me ulnar wrist support without impeding my wrist movement. It is fairly comfortable. I'll let you know how it goes.
Hi I'm new here. I'm having arthroscopy and ulnar osteotomy in the same op. I've had my pre op assesment so just waiting for the date now. I found out that I'll have a temp cast on til i go home the following day, then have a back slab for 2 weeks then have a fibre cast on for 4/6 weeks then start physio.
I was given a couple of leaflets about anesthetic and blood clots. I'll also have to have an injection in my tummy to thin my blood but I'm not worried about that. A friend of mine said instead of having a gen anesthetic to have a nerve block and be awake when its done but I'm not sure. I'd rather be asleep then here wats goin on.
booboo, how are you doing after your surgery? Can you give me an update. My dr wants to do the shortening procedure on my right arm and I am very reluctant. thank you!!!