wrist fusion on my horizon….how bad is it….what is the limitations of it ?
Q:wrist fusion on my horizon….how bad is it….what is the limitations of it ?
More Answers to “wrist fusion on my horizon….how bad is it….what is the limitations of it ?“It depends on for what reason are you having in and how much is going to be fused. I was possibly a candidate for it at one time but was only going to have a fusion between the lunate and the triquetrium (two of the carpals). The hand surgeon estimated that I would have lost only about 15% of my motion. Fortunately, we were able to try a different procedure first which was sucessful and I had no need for a fusion (proximal ulnar shortening). With some OT, I regained normal motion. I had a patient one time who basically had a total fusion, but she had end stange rheumatoid arthritis. She was just thrilled that her wrists were “straight again.” She obviously, has a significant restriction in her motion (almost none), but has use of her fingers and has significantly less pain. Talk to your surgeon to find out how much of the wrist is going to be fused, how long will you be immobilized, and what is the estimated loss of motion. Source(s): Personal experience after a TFCC tear and lunal-triquetrial tear….and I am physical therapist.