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Oct 22, 2013, 9:40 AM

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Hand/wrist surgery experiences and or opinions
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Just over a month ago I hurt my wrist climbing. I scared myself on a climb, clamped down to hang on while I got some gear in, heard a pop in my right wrist, then pain. My wrist doesn't hurt much now (mainly bending backwards, like if I were doing a pushup). An MRI last week shows:
1. Tear of the ulnar styloid attachment of the peripheral TFCC
2. Mild subluxation of the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon at the ulnar groove, consistent with extrinsic ulnar ligament tear
3. Mild tenosynovitis of the 2nd and 3rd extensor compartments
4. Arthographic findings suggesting a tear of the scaphoid trapezial ligament at the radial side of the wrist

My orthopedic doc suggests speaking with a wrist specialist / surgeon next.

Anybody out there have a similar injury? What was the outcome? Any recommendations on what to find out when I meet the next doctor?

And on that note - anybody have any good recommendations for hand specialists around the King of Prussia, PA area?

Or generally, is this pretty routine and getting back to 100% (I hope?) should be a normal procedure for any decent specialist? I wondered if a doctor with some familiarity with climbers would be a plus, or I should just go with anyone my ortho recommends that has convenient locations?

(This post was edited by mojomonkey on Oct 22, 2013, 9:41 AM)

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