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my 4 forner fusion experience (cause: Morbus Preiser)

Mar 13, 2010 - 5 comments
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WRIST FUSION

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morbus preiser

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preiser

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partial wrist fusion

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SPIDER PLATE



I had the surgery done on Oct 2009 after almost a year thinking about it. The docs convinced me at the end to use the spider plate... anyhow, after almost 1/2 year after the surgery, I must say that I am quite satisfied with the result... definitely I am much better now than before... I have no pain, and my hand is getting stronger by the day. Of course it is not as before, but surely enough to carry on with a normal life. The only things I had to change was mostly regarding sports... I dont do sports anylonger that require a lot of my wrist (eg climbing, rowing, etc), i also wear a splint while doing other kinds of sports... I dont do any sports that press my wrist; I have noticed that this is no good. But I allow myself to do, very carefully and in a very limited manner (only certain movements; very limited weight) some weight lifting. I decided to do that since my arm with my problem wrist was getting too thin, and I was getting a bit asymmetric... Anyhow, the summary is that things are good; hopefully they stay that way or get better...

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by kriyamon, Mar 29, 2010
Were you doing sports before the surgery?  When you say"press your wrist"  do you mean flexion or extension?

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by lerrymoe, Mar 30, 2010
Hi there, before the surgery and after I got the problem of course not - cound not even dream about it. When I say "press my wrist" I mean press it vertically / 180 degrees - that would include push ups, or lifting weight vertically for torso trainging (anything that makes 180 degrees with my wrist). Cheers

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by Suzywoo2222, Apr 23, 2010
I had a four corner fusion done with a spider plate in October 2009 as well, but I still have lots of pain.  Where did you have your operation done?

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by Quasarlis, Apr 28, 2010
I have had 4 corner fusion surgery in 2007 following a mis-diagnosed displaced Scaphoid fracture as a 15yr old school boy in 1985, it was only brought to light after a mild accident on the same wrist when I was 20, the x-rays found I had 2 old fracture sites,  healed fusion lines on my Trapezium but my Scaphoid was basically in half still, the side seperated from the blood supply had died (necrosis). I had 3 attempts made to fix this using bone grafts from my hip and Herbert screw to compress the unio site of the fracture .. they thought the 3rd attempt had worked .. but un-knowing to me it didnt, I thought the pain, stiffeness I was suffering was a result of the surgery and my trade as a plasterer and hobby as a drummer. It was in 2004 when plastering a ceiling my wrist colapsed in, my Scaphiod basically crumbled, the pin was loose in my wrist cavity .. so on and so fourth. I had to have a 4 corner fusion done which is a Scaphoid removal and the fusion of bones in the wrist to compensate, also a lot of nerve work and ligament repair .... what basically happens is that they cause fractures across the bones in the wrist and fuse them together with pins and a spider wheel .. I'm not sure if you all needed ligament and nerve work done but be prepared, I was in plaster for 10 weeks not six and my arm was black from my elbow down to my finger tips I kid you not!! Its one thing breaking a bone but its a totally different ball game when a surgeon has taken a drill, screw driver, screws and saw to them .. to be honest I would say put up with it how it is as mine is now weak and painful. I have lost about 40% of its movement, my right hand is noticabley smaller than my Ieft and I have lost a lot of the motor funtions in my fingers and a simple thing like writing is very VERY painful


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by memama6141, Aug 09, 2010
My husband is 6 days post surgery and is having a lot of pain and burning from irritated nerves.  Is this typical?


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