- Jan 3, 2018
- United States
I would like to know some personal experiences from members on this fusion. Thanks!
Well, about a year and a half ago, my right wrist started swelling up and hurting due to arthritis (not rheumatoid..I have been tested). Shortly after that, the left wrist did the same. I have been getting cortisone injections in both wrists about every three months since. In November of last year I had Dr. Quervain surgery and a denervation surgery on the right wrist/arm. It did not seem to help much. Both wrists are very painful and the left is now hurting worse than the right. I had an MRI done on the left wrist and it showed several issues...severe arthritis. tendonitis and a ganglion cyst. The doctor has recommended four corner fusion and he said he would address the tendonitis issues and the ganglion cyst at the same time. I told him I did not want surgery until November as I did not want to be in a cast during summer, but I am not sure I can take the pain much longer. I am scheduled for cortisone injection on both wrist again later this month. I was hoping to hear from some people who have had the four corner fusion, but it appears no one on here has had that surgery. Thanks!
Thank you for the information. I hope things get better for you.@rdgallo Hello, so sorry your wrist has a few issues. I have bone marrow edema in my wrist ( super bad OA) which never seems to go away. The hand therapist made me a day brace with a sleeve liner and a night brace with a double layer sleeve liner to keep it more comfortable. I do not know if that would help you. I was also prescribed Pennsaid which is a pain gel NSAID. It worked better at the start on the pain,and the great thing is no one can tell you have an issue. Sometimes I take a section of my prescription 5% lidocaine patches for my hip, and use it on my wrist with cloth medical tape.
I hope it all works out for you.