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Old 09-07-2012, 03:12 PM   #91
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Re: Ulnar shortening

Oh god keep me informed about how you get on. I'll write on Monday when been to my pre op assesment.

 
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Re: Ulnar shortening

Hi Booboo,

How was your pre-op? Do you have your op date yet? Keep me posted. I'm keeping positive thoughts for you.

I went to a new surgeon for a consult today. Since my last one said there was nothing more he could do for me, I was pretty discouraged. They just did the ulnar shortening hoping to heal my ulnar side pain and I still have the same pain as pre-surgery. The doctor today gave me hope. At first I was a bit concerned because when he did his initial assessing he wasn't getting to the right spots. He then asked me to show him where my pain is and after that he hit the sweet spots for my pain. He did some more thorough checking and then had a nice discussion with me. There are 3 things he said appear to be of possible concern that are all seperate from the ulnar impaction from before. 1. I have a UT split tear. That doesn't show on an MRI. It can be fixed arthroscopically. 2. the head of my ulnar bone is a bit too pointy and may need to be rounded down a bit. 3. I have another ulnar side problem all together. He thinks I didn't realize the pain if it because of my ulnar fovea/TFCC area pain. Evidently the bones on the pinky side between the bottom of my finger and wrist are extremely lax and unstable. I may need to have the ligaments tightened. He would do that and put in a pins until it stabalizes when the pins would be removed. Anyway, for now, he gave me 2 cortizone shots and put me back into a brace for 2 weeks. If the shots help, he may give more shots to see if we can get the inflammation down. If not, I can choose arthroscopic surgery where he will take a look at all three things and look at my TFCC area closer as well. A lot to take in, but at least there is hope for finding a solution to my pain.

I'll check back with my update in a couple weeks.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:02 AM   #93
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Re: Ulnar shortening

Hi ya my pre op went well, don't know op date yet but will only be in for the day.

The nurse said that wen I've gone back round to the ward once I've had something to eat and drink, walked about without feeling dizzy and been to the loo I can go home.

Just a waiting game for the date now I think I'll get a letter either next week or week after.

The nurse did say that my arm will be really weak for a months so have to be very careful.

It's fab to here that youve finally found a decent consultant, I hope he can sort you pain out.

Hope you'll be pain free soon

Speak again soon x

 
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Re: Ulnar shortening

Will you be in a cast or splint after surgery?

For me after surgery, my biggest issue post surgery is extreme nausea. I had surgery on my stomach a couple years ago and it keeps me from vomiting. They load me with anti-nausea meds and I still sit there wretching. I would love to be able to just get up and start moving around to be released pretty quickly after surgery.

I hope all goes well for you. I'll be sending you positive thoughts.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:52 AM   #95
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Re: Ulnar shortening

As of yet I've got no idea what it'll be cast, dressing or splint.

I can remember have a nerve block before I went under, when I came round I had a headache and kept shaking but it all died down when the anesthetic wore off.

 
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Re: Ulnar shortening

I noticed you posted on the TMJ board. I missed your original posting. Please make sure they know you are having jaw problems so they are more careful if they intubate you. My TMJ specialist said a surgery I had a few years ago may have actually triggered my tmjd problems.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:31 AM   #97
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Re: Ulnar shortening

Yeah I will do, haven't seen my dr at the surgery yet as seein him for back pain. But will tell him about it as soon as.

 
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Re: Ulnar shortening

Hi BooBoo. Do you have a date for your surgery yet? Mine will be november 20th. I have to take leave from work for 2 weeks.

I think we will need to start a new thread soon too. This might be a good time for that.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:17 AM   #99
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Re: Ulnar shortening

Hi ya i rang my hospital today and they said the 5th dec but got to ring again tomoro just to make sure. But I've also been getting wrist pain so been wearin my arm sling that I was given after my first op.

 
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Re: Ulnar shortening

That is a long time when you are in pain.

It sounds like we will be going through recovery pretty close together again.

I've been having discomfort where the ulnar osteotomy was done lately. My new surgeon gave me a couple cortizone shots and put me back into a splint a couple weeks ago. For some reason, the positioning the splint puts my hand and wrist in seems to put my ulnar bone in a position that really bothers it.

Keep me posted if you hear anything new. Next time, I'll start a new thread called Ulnar Shortening II since we have almost reached 100 on this one.

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Old 10-04-2012, 02:09 AM   #101
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Re: Ulnar shortening

Lol didn't know it was that long. Yeah sounds like we will be recoverying at the same time again. I will def let you know if I go back to him.

I'm goin back to see him on the 2nd November. Even the receptionist said my hand shudnt be goin numb and that I shudnt have that pain

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Old 10-24-2012, 10:08 AM   #102
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Re: Ulnar shortening

Hi. I'm new to the forum. I'm having surgery Nov. 5 to have my ulna shortened. I love reading all your experiences. I'm not looking forward to this surgery. It is my right hand. How long do you think it will be before I am able to use my hand.

 
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Re: Ulnar shortening

Hi, I was in a plaster Paris cast with bandage for 2 weeks then was put in a short arm cast for 5 weeks.

I didn't have physio after my surgery my surgeon/consultant let me go on my own. I just took it easy when I first had the last cast off. Having a bath was nice as I cud move it more freely under water.

Try and see if you can get a small squash ball and put it in the palm of your hand and squeeze it. Doesn't have to be to hard just enough so you can feeling it working.

After about 3 weeks after coming out of cast I was able to put my arm up straight so that my thumb was looking at me and turn my wrist. The arm will move aswell. I did that sometimes without knowing I was doin it.

You'll proberly go to physio and they'll show you wat to do.

Hope op goes well x

 
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Re: Ulnar shortening

I'm right handed and had an ulnar shortening on my right hand.

I too had a plaster and bandage cast for the first 10 days, then I got my fiberglass one. I was driving on the day I got that cast on. I had my fingers free, but couldn't put a lot of pressure on the hand for a while. As time progressed, I was able to do more with the casted hand. I didn't put any heavy weight on it until after the cast came off and I got dr. clearance.

I found a great cast shield that rolled up my arm so I was showering daily after getting the fiberglass cast on. No leaks at all.

I also found a cast cooler online. It kept the skin under my cast dry and kept me from being too itchy. Well worth the cost.

I found cooking a challenge. I had to keep pans light to handle with one hand. I found cleaning even more of a challenge. I ended up picking up dinner a lot of days. Not too healthy, but certainly easier.

I tried writing left handed, but that was just awful. I then found that I could hold the pen with my right hand without using my thumb and my writing looked better. I could also use a keyboard, but it was much slower going since I kept my typing to short increments so it didn't hurt too much. I got a wireless mouse and learned to use it left handed. No problems there.

Do you have clothes that will go over your cast. I did OK. Unfortunately, it was winter and few of my long sleeves fit over it. Winter coats were tough too.

I'm having wrist arthroscopy next month. I'm planning on using a cape during the next 6 weeks I'll have my new cast on.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:19 AM   #105
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Re: Ulnar shortening

My appointments tomoro morning at 11.50. So will let you know how I get on. Hopefully he'll do something about it. As he said he wast bothered about my wrist cracking every now and then.
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