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    Old 09-28-2015, 06:40 PM   #16
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    Re: Central TFCC Tear/Ulnar Impaction Syndrome

    Hey all. Just had surgery this morning. The surgeon ended up doing general anesthesia on me and a nerve block. The nerve block is beginning to wear off already. I'm afraid of the pain to be honest. I only had my ulna shortened, and am in a short arm splint, will be in a fiberglass cast in two weeks.

     
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    Old 09-28-2015, 06:57 PM   #17
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    Re: Central TFCC Tear/Ulnar Impaction Syndrome

    Keep elevated, ice, and take your pain meds on schedule. You can get through it. Glad everything went well for you.
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    Old 09-28-2015, 06:58 PM   #18
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    Re: Central TFCC Tear/Ulnar Impaction Syndrome

    Thank you! Icing as we speak.

     
    Old 10-13-2015, 12:40 PM   #19
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    Re: Central TFCC Tear/Ulnar Impaction Syndrome

    Just got my hard cast put on today. My staples were removed (yes staples) and my incision is still open a bit. Steri strips were put on, and I go back in two weeks for a new hard cast.

     
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    Re: Central TFCC Tear/Ulnar Impaction Syndrome

    Did they make it a full or short arm? Hope your healing fast! I was way more comfortable after stitches came out the long arm cast went on.
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    Re: Central TFCC Tear/Ulnar Impaction Syndrome

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    Did they make it a full or short arm? Hope your healing fast! I was way more comfortable after stitches came out the long arm cast went on.
    Hello! It's a short arm cast. Actually, it's quite short. It's about almost 3/4 the length of my forearm, and my incision is actually peeking out a bit from my cast. I don't think that it's long enough, but when I said something to the nurse who was putting it on, she didn't say anything. My bone is actually hurting quite a lot at the end of the cast where my incision is showing.

    The staples were causing a bit of pulling pain, and that's gone now, but other than that, I'm still having some pretty deep pain & bad sharp pains here and there.
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    Old 10-14-2015, 11:09 AM   #22
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    Re: Central TFCC Tear/Ulnar Impaction Syndrome

    Did anyone have k-wires put in along with the screws and plate? I guess I have two k wires (pins) in my ulna as well. Everything that I read on them says that they get removed & that they stick out of the skin. I don't have anything sticking out of my skin, and they didn't say anything about having them removed?
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    Re: Central TFCC Tear/Ulnar Impaction Syndrome

    id call and tell them, it could cause a infection, I got one from the staples, also Id ask for a long arm cast so ur In comfort, I cant believe they let u leave with one with the incision showing smh
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    Re: Central TFCC Tear/Ulnar Impaction Syndrome

    I'm getting a new cast again tomorrow (11/3). This second one they put on is immobilizing my thumb and causing a lot of pain... I can't even do my finger exercises I'm supposed to be doing. So after this I'll have this new one for a week, and then I'll be cast free! My incision is still open as of right now, so I'm hoping that it'll be okay in a week to have my cast off.
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    Re: Central TFCC Tear/Ulnar Impaction Syndrome

    Make sure to take some pain meds or anti-inflammatories before the casting. I remember it hurt a lot after the fact with each of my castings. I'm sure you learned that though.

    I got my second cast replaced because of thumb pain too. Weird since it is not even on the same side as the surgery. I was able to tolerate the surgical stuff more than that thumb pain.

    Good luck at your appointment.
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    Old 11-03-2015, 08:33 AM   #26
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    Re: Central TFCC Tear/Ulnar Impaction Syndrome

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    Make sure to take some pain meds or anti-inflammatories before the casting. I remember it hurt a lot after the fact with each of my castings. I'm sure you learned that though.

    I got my second cast replaced because of thumb pain too. Weird since it is not even on the same side as the surgery. I was able to tolerate the surgical stuff more than that thumb pain.

    Good luck at your appointment.

    Yeah, the thumb pain was awful. So I got this one today, and it's a bit better. It'll do until next Tuesday, at least. I'm getting a blood clot under my forearm. It's puffy and hard, and I have to massage it out when I get my cast off. Ew!
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    Re: Central TFCC Tear/Ulnar Impaction Syndrome

    Getting my cast off for good tomorrow! (11/10)
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    Re: Central TFCC Tear/Ulnar Impaction Syndrome

    I got my cast off, so now I'm just in a removable splint. My splint is digging into my scar, though, so I have to go get it adjusted today sometime. My osteotomy site is completely healed, there are just a couple places that need to heal still from the pins they placed and then removed to hold the bone during the procedure. He says six weeks of therapy and I should be good, although I'm still having ulnar-sided pain. He said that that's normal, though, because my tear in my TFCC was so huge. My first day of O.T. is on Friday morning. I see the doctor again in six weeks.
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