Orthopedics Community
Would Like Insight of Ongoing Wrist Injury (Enchondroma/Boney Island)
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to orthopedics, back pain, bone or joint pain, broken bones, hip or knee replacement, neck and shoulder pain, orthopedic surgery, spinal injury, sports injury, and tennis elbow.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Would Like Insight of Ongoing Wrist Injury (Enchondroma/Boney Island)

Hello, I am posting this question because I have been struggling with the Army Medical System, for almost 5 months with absolutely zero results, and desperately seeking some insight. In December I ended up injuring my wrist, I was in a very intense training course, where I was constantly doing Burpees, Pushups, Bear Crawls, Crap Walks, and Lifting heavy things above my head. I started having severe pains, in my left wrist, that shot down my thumb down my forearm. A Army Provider diagnosed me with Dequervains Syndrome. After no improvement after 3 weeks they ordered X-rays and said there may have been a Distal Radius Fracture, but they never confirmed it with me when I asked. After this I was MRI'd then another Army Doctor said she saw a Ganglion Cyst, after they have had the results. During this time I actually PCS to another duty station in Louisiana. After getting here, I had them re-examine my MRI/X-ray they said what they were seeing was a Boney Island, in my distal radius. So I started therapy, and have been in it for almost a month with zero improvement. My therapist didn't even really know what he was treating me for, and when he was messing with my hand, realized that I had a significant Ulnar Wrist Deviation. Which is severely limiting my ROM with my hand and still causing major pain.

I know this is information is very limited, considering how complex I am making it. But with the information provided is there any insight as to what is actually occurring? Does it sound like a Boney Island would cause a wrist deviation? Also what would be the recommended ways of fixing it if there are any.

PS....As a side note, my therapist is going to refer me to a Ortho after my treatments. But I am hoping to see a civilian doctor if I can get approved through Tricare.

1711789_tn?1361311607
Hi there!

Well, without a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possible causes of wrist pain include fractures, dislocations, growths/ masses, infection, inflammation, degeneration, bursitis, tendonitis, soft tissue injury,  neuro-muscular causes, avascular necrosis etc. A bone island is unlikely to be responsible for ulnar deviation and mess likely to be responsible for the described symptoms. I would suggest getting this evaluated in detail by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Orthopedics Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Orthopedics Answerers
7721494_tn?1415940873
Blank
philnoir
Four Corners, CO
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2