Arthritis of the wrist

Hello everyone, I have a few things wrong with me at the moment, I'm sure I'm not alone.

Since April last year I have been through the steady progress of getting my wrist repaired, it's bone on bone. I initially went through to speaking with the surgeon who would be operating on me, which took many months, however, he has not done many ops on moveable wrists, his expertise is in fusing. I am now at the beginning of the process to see another surgeon in London, who does specialise in wrists that move. My appointment is in June. In the meantime I am using a splint to immobilise my wrist as much as possible and only taking painkillers when absolutely necessary, has anyone been through this situation and could they offer any information or advice?

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  • I'm afraid I have no knowledge of this- it may be worth seeing if there is an orthopaedic health unlocked - this bit deals mainly with eye problems

    hope all goes well for you

  • Hello Joyfualice, sorry about your wrist and while I've no relevance experience for your information, you seem to be progressing in the right direction. Good luck with the new surgeon.

  • Thank you Footworks, it's kind of you to reply.

  • Like the other responses I have nothing tangible to offer but may well be asking you questions in the near future as I have just been diagnosed with arthritis in my wrist. I didn't even know I had it! When I consulted the doc it was about a finger joint and my hip. 😳

  • Thanks Rennatk, yes, a bit like you, I would like to know what to expect after the op. I suspect physio is necessary. In your case perhaps your wrist ins't chronic but as it's due to wear and tear try to immobilise your wrist as much as possible, I wear a wrist splint when it's practical. Good luck with your finger and hip though.

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