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
Hello @EmmsJ welcome to the online community
You have palindromic rheumatoid arthritis and your wrist is severely damaged as a result. You have been offered replacement or fusion and are leaning towards fusion. Since you are young and active you are concerned about the level of recovery and wondered if any members have experience of this.
I attach some links which I hope you will find helpful
There are numbers of household aids which you might find useful during your preparation and post operation recovery so do browse round the community for more information.
Do let us know how you get on, we look forward to hearing from you soon.
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