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    Old 07-15-2018, 06:34 PM   #16
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    Re: ulnar shortening

    that's good she scoped the wrist, she knew due to changes to your carpals you would benefit from ulna shortening... my surgeon doesnt think so yet

     
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    Old 07-27-2018, 02:19 AM   #17
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    Re: ulnar shortening

    Quick update 5 weeks after surgery:

    - still in a removable cast (in Britain's hottest ever summer, NHS refuse to change it)
    - still hurts but better than it was a couple of weeks ago
    - still trying to do range of motion exercises twice a day which are still pretty limited and pretty painful
    - last xrays showed everything was aligned properly, next set in 10 days time to see whether the bone has healed and I can get rid of the cast

     
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    Old 07-31-2018, 11:17 AM   #18
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    Re: ulnar shortening

    Hi there, I had my own Ulna osteotomy a couple years ago, best decision I could've ever made. You can see my process here https://www.healthboards.com/boards/arm-wrist-hand/1019098-ulna-shortening-friday-2.html

    The tugging around the plate I had when supinating is gone, however I can no longer fully pronate my wrist. It's ....close? but it's pretty clear that it isn't flat. I'm sure it can be worked if I cared to, but it's just not really a motion I need too much. If I were you I would be pronating and supinating as much as possible, my doctor told me to and I didn't do it as much as I should have. If i recall he told me to use a light weight and hold it on one of the ends, and rotate, so the weight of the dumbbell would be pulling/stretching my wrist in the direction to build range of motion(hope that makes sense)

    Pain I had prior to surgery is gone, i'm literally never in pain anymore and never was during my surgery whatsoever. I made sure to not move my arm much though.

    I feel you on the range of motion being limited though. It. Was. A. STRUGGLE. and i'm a young guy who does pretty well for my weight in the gym not to toot my own horn. I would take citracal when glucosamine when I wouldn't be lazy, I'm sure they aided in my recovery. Also protein. Protein is always good.

     
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    Old 08-28-2018, 09:38 AM   #19
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    Re: ulnar shortening

    9.5 week update from me:

    - last x-rays at 6.5 weeks showed the bone starting to heal but still a long way off

    - so still in a cast

    - less pain and swelling than before then

    - fingers and thumb feel a lot better and range of motion in my wrist is slightly better (but still hurts around the fracture)

    - scar is looking pretty good

    - next appointment in 2 weeks

     
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    Old 08-28-2018, 06:21 PM   #20
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    Re: ulnar shortening

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    9.5 week update from me:

    - last x-rays at 6.5 weeks showed the bone starting to heal but still a long way off

    - so still in a cast

    - less pain and swelling than before then

    - fingers and thumb feel a lot better and range of motion in my wrist is slightly better (but still hurts around the fracture)

    - scar is looking pretty good

    - next appointment in 2 weeks
    I had this done, first visit after they said it was healing. They sent me to PT, and the girl jerked my thumb and tore everything loose. I had to wait 6 months and have a second surgery. There is no way i would ever have this surgery if i knew what i know now. It never totally heals, and you will have pain from now on. 2 surgeries and pain is worse than it was to began with. After 4 months after the second surgery a popping started in my wrist...a side effect no one thought to mention before either surgery. DO NOT GO TO PHYSICAL THERAPY AFTER THIS TYPE OF SURGERY.

     
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    Old 08-29-2018, 02:11 PM   #21
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    Re: ulnar shortening

    that's interesting, a couple of surgeons had told me the cast would be worn for 6 weeks as for ulnar fracture.. I guess, this surgery requires a longer time in cast

     
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    Old 08-30-2018, 01:10 AM   #22
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    I was told 6-8 weeks originally and it's now looking like 11-12 but I have had some problems with bone density and slow healing before.

     
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    Old 10-18-2018, 12:16 PM   #23
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    How you doing? Are you taking citracal and protein?

     
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    Old 10-19-2018, 06:10 AM   #24
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    How you doing? Are you taking citracal and protein?
    All good thanks (pretty much). I finally got my cast off a couple of weeks ago and am getting back to normal - even guitar playing.

    I get some occasional pain around the fracture site and keep bumping the two screws that have come through to the outside of the bone but otherwise OK.

     
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