EmmsJ Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:09 in Living with arthritis

Hello all

I have a severely damaged right wrist due to palandromic arthritis. I have been offered total wrist fusion or replacement. My surgeon warned me though about the risk of a replacement not lasting long particularly as i am young.

I have very little flex ion and extension and have already adapted to not having much movement at all which is helping me to make my decision to have a fusion.

I am concerned though about how much I will be able to do in terms of exercise post op and recovery time. I am very active, I am a nurse and also visit the gym 3 times a week and also mange to play netball. I would love to be able to carry on with this.

I wondered if anyone had any advice or experiences to help me