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Discussion in 'Other Joints Forum' started by lennie, May 16, 2018.

  1. lennie

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    To anyone out there who has had wrist fusion! How long does it take for the bone to REALLY fuse? Does the feeling of the rod ever go away?

    Sorry my old thread Is gone


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  2. EmEm

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    @lennie I'm sorry your old thread has gone too! I think there is hope the old threads will be restored eventually. The surgeon told me the bone was fused by the time the plaster came off, so about 6 weeks. I only notice the plate now because I have a small adhesion that occasionally pulls, I can't feel the plate through my skin. I did see it last week when I had an image guided injection and it looked huge on the screen!
    Are you out of the cast now? Can you use your hand?
     
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    Hi @lennie
    I've moved your post from the Knee Replacement Pre-Op Forum to the Other Joints Forum, where you should now continue posting.

    Unfortunately, the gremlins somehow deleted all the old threads (except shoulders) from the Other Joints Forum. However, the forum itself is now open again, so hopefully we will get more posts there.

    I'm going to ask @Josephine to answer your question.
     
  4. lennie

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    I went into a splint on May 7th. I went back to work with lift assist on Sunday. Still has some swelling and it gets uncomfortable at times so far. Part of it is me adjusting to the fusion itself. I see the doc again on June 18th and he expects to release me then. I’m still a LITTLE concerned.

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    Looking good to me but still needs a lot of babying
     
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    The adjusting to the fusion is going to be more demanding for you because it is your dominant hand. My work involves using the computer keyboard with my left (fused wrist) and the mouse in my right hand. I was working without a splint from the beginning because the surgeon said it was the best physio. The first weeks after the operation were difficult but by 4 months when I was at my busiest I was coping well.
     
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    Hi @lennie, I hope your recovery has been going well and that the surgeon releases you today.
     

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