hi there im new to this forum. I have been trying to find answers about my injury and so thought id join
Ok heres the story. Back on 25 Oct 2009 I was collecting my 17kg backpack off the baggage carasoul from teh airport, it was about 1m high the bag. I think i jerked my right wrist a little bit.
Anyway got home and found it really hurt to move my wrist and stuff. Went to the GP the next day and the hand therapist i saw for a workplace thumb sprain early coz i work as a nurse. They both said light duties but since that doesnt exist on our ward i had to take 2 more weeks off.
The doc thought it was a TFCC sprain.
Anyway i had on and off hand therapy and stuff, and when i was working with the orthpaedic case manager in October 2010, i asked one of the consultants about it. I had been back to the GP for a xray and ultrasound and both found nothing, but it really hurt when he was doing the ultrasound and pressing on the ulnar side of my wrist.
The consultant gave me a MRI request after i tried 6wks of voltaren with no effect. Went back, she said it was a ECU split tendon tear, with sublaxation.
I then saw the head hand surgeon and he said we could either try steroid injections or try the surgery since injections may do nothing, or i could leave it. He agreed to no gap fund me so i could have it done privately thank god, and since ive been off work for a while, i had time to recover etc.
Anyway January 17th this year I had the surgery. I remember kinda waking up in recovery saying i was in lots of pain and them saying that i kept asking for pain relief. I later found out i had like 5-6 doses of fentanyl in recovery haha but i dont remember. I took hours to wake up. I stayed in overnight coz even leaning forward just was agony. I had some relief having it up in the gallows thing. I had like 2 hrs sleep....sleeping tablets, neurofen, panadol and endone did NOTHING.
Anyway 2wks after i had the cast off and sutures out, he was happy with it. 4 wks after that i started moving it, and now 6months down the track i cant fully bend it back and it hurts to move it palm forward. Ive still got numbness in the lttle and ring finger but that can take ages to go.
Only prob is that when i write even a few sentences, the ulnar side starts to really hurt. Ive started back at uni, and so will be doing lots of writing. I dont like taking a break every few minutes coz it means i lose concentration. And if im doing long fast periods of typing on my laptop it gets sore as well.
Just wondering who else had this problem and what did you do about it? I saw the surgeon on July 11th and he put a steroid/local injection in and that made it a lot more tender and sore..... I go back and see him on August 8th......