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Old 05-16-2012, 11:36 PM   #61
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Re: Ulnar shortening

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.

Hope you get it sorted soon

 
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Re: Ulnar shortening

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.

Keep us posted on your follow-up next week.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:36 PM   #63
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Re: Ulnar shortening

Yeah i will do. I'm abit worried cos my right hand keeps goin numb so gunna talk to my consultant about it on Thursday.

 
Old 05-25-2012, 05:08 AM   #64
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Re: Ulnar shortening

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.

So good news at last. Hope your doin well.

 
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Re: Ulnar shortening

Glad to hear you got the all clear.

Did your doc comment at all about your nerve pain?
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:55 PM   #66
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Re: Ulnar shortening

He just said its cos they had to move it around wen operating and so sort itself out in time.

Also told him I've started learning to drive and he said that's good it'll build the muscle up around it.

Just glad I haven't got to go back for 3 months.

 
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Re: Ulnar shortening

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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Re: Ulnar shortening

It's been a while since we spoke. I understand the injury thing. I still have some pain from when I caught the guy falling out of the wheelchair.

I still use ice almost nightly on my wrist/arm. Keeping it up is a good idea.

How are you coming with your Range of Motion?
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:53 AM   #69
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Re: Ulnar shortening

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.

Hope your doin well.

 
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Re: Ulnar shortening

I've seen my x-rays too. They look good and show the bone is healed.

Unfortunately, I'm very slow in regaining my ROM. I'm maybe 2/3 of the way there towards palms up and palm down. It is frustrating. I keep plugging along using it hoping it will eventually get there.

I'm still having pain in my TFCC area though. My doc said nothing showed on the MRI or Arthrogram so nothing is wrong. It is very frustrating because this is the same pain I had before the surgery.

I'm trying to give it time, but I'm wondering if I will need to go in for more testing with another opinion.
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:06 AM   #71
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Re: Ulnar shortening

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.

Hope you get it sorted soon.

 
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Re: Ulnar shortening

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.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:41 AM   #73
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Re: Ulnar shortening

Yeah ok, I've been getting pain on the top side of my hand so goin to be keeping an eye on that.

 
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Hi there, Am looking at thte same surgery. How did yours go for you?

 
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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!!!

 
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