The dreaded third wrist surgery

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  1. rhinebeck

    rhinebeck Senior Member

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    i managed to destroy the sheath to my ECU tendon located on the ulnar side of my wrist getting in my truck back in November..... due to the surgery I had on this wrist they initially thought scar tissue - beginning of this year that changed to DRUJ instability and subluxation of the ECU = enter long arm cast for 4 weeks.

    Didn’t help at all - she examined my wrist Wednesday and only by holding the tendon in place is it stable and pain free... Surgery is March 5th the day before my birthday.

    She’s going to go in debride the tendon sheath and make a different groove for it to sit then fix up the tendon/sheath in place.

    2weeks post op splint 6 weeks in a cast ugh
     
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    endurgirl Senior Member

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    Wow!! Healing vibes!!
     
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    rhinebeck Senior Member

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    Thank you I hope it goes well...
     
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    ginster Senior Member

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    Ugh. Healing vibes for you!
     
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  5. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, my...sad to read that. At least you're having the surgery ON "my" birthday. :) :D (I wish you quick healing and the distinct and pleasurable lack of pain when it's over with)
     
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    rhinebeck Senior Member

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    Thank you

    If it’s on your birthday I’m sure it’ll go smoothly! Thank you
     
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  7. Sam C.

    Sam C. Senior Member

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    For some reason I read that as you having surgery on your third wrist... o_O

    Anyways, hope everything goes smoothly!
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    Oh this sux the big one~!!
    They debrided, or debraided or however you call that, my tendon in my shoulder and it was painfree but.....now I have arthritis setting in there, or something. I'm having an MRI day after Valentines day to find out.

    Joints~!! Can't live with them and can't live without them~!! :mad:
    Good luck on your surgery Rhine.
     
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    mooselady Senior Member

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    Best of luck with your surgery, hope it gives you great results
     
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    slc Senior Member

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    I've heard this surgery provides great improvement. But my 'hand guy' told me something very important - all such surgeries do is give you a 'do over' - the real secret is in the rehab and that's really totally up to us. We're just given another chance by the surgery.
     
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