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Old 07-24-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: South Plainfield, New Jersey
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Scaphoid Fracture; Second Surgery.

Hello All,

Long story short. I broke my wrist in Feb 2011 in lacrosse and the athletic trainer at my school told me that my wrist was sprained. For a month I was doing strengthening exercises to heal the "sprained" wrist. (this obviously made it worse! ) Finally, a month in she thought that it should be getting better by this time. She sent me to get an x-ray, and the doctor told me it was fractured and that i would have to get surgery.

Yes-- it was pretty stupid of me to trust the trainer since she is not a doctor. I just figured she knew what she was talking about. I wont make that mistake again.

I ended up getting surgery on March 17th of this year. The dotor put a screw in my wrist. I was casted for two months after the surgery since it would not heal. (what a great spring semester! ) After the cast was taken off I was given an ultrasound bone healing system. After the first month of this i went for a followup. she said that there was little to no improvement in healing. She told me to do the ultrasound for another month, but warned me that i would most likely have to get a hip bone graft surgery.
(okay, that wasn't too short. sorry!)

by the way, i also broke my scaphoid and radius in 2008, but it fully healed. I'm not sure if this is affecting my healing process now or not.

The doctor told me about a second surgery on my wrist and I am a little concerned. They want to take bone graft out of my hip and put it into my wrist. I also play field hockey in the fall so I probably would be out the whole season. Being active and working out is very important to me and this surgery will definitely stop me from doing all of that. I have to do what i have to do though.

Does anyone know the recovery of this surgery? I was also thinking, will i also be in a wheelchair? How would i even use a wheelchair with my wrist? electric wheelchair? oh dear. Do you think i will get full range of motion in my wrist back? How long will it take before I can walk?

If anyone can relate or help answer any questions PLEASE HELP! i am so worried.

- Terese

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