TFCC Debridement done, any advice on recovery period?
I jsut had a debridement done for two TFCC tears (radial and ulner) and it is now officially been 3 weeks since surgery. I had my cast come off after Week 1, and it felt pretty good with the splint. But now it is begginnning to hurt even more and I can barely move it without experiencing pain.
Does anyone have any idea on recovery time for a surgery of this nature and if the pain will go away anytime soon?
Thanks in advance!
5 weeks post op and still in pain
I had TFC Debridement on Sept 16, 2011 on my right wrist. I am starting to get really frustrated because I am still in pain. My nerve block bruised my upper arm from my armpit down to my elbow and for about 2 weeks I could barely lift my arm. My physical therapist gave me a deep tissue massage on my upper arm, which was absolutely awful but after a few days it started to feel better. My bruise is now completely gone and I have full use of my upper arm. However, my wrist is not making progress. My surgeon thinks I am exactly where I should be at 5 weeks post op. But my physical therapist is a little concerned. I play piano and cello and have not been able to play since my injury in April 2011. I want my life back!
Have you recovered fully? If so, how long did it take? And were you getting mixed feedback from your surgeon/physical therapist?