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calphin
03-29-2006, 01:34 AM
http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/handwristsurgery/g/kienbocks.htm





http://www.med.harvard.edu/JPNM/BoneTF/Case1/WriteUp1.htm


A couple of months ago, I fell and thought I sprained my wrist. It continued to hurt, and the pain got increasingly worse. When I finally went to the doctor, he originally thought I tore 2 ligaments in my wrist. He sent me for an x-ray, because it got to the point where I could not move my wrist or make a fist. The x-ray showed no broken bones, so the doctor sent me to a specialist. The specialist agreed with the initial diagnosis, but sent me for an MRI. The MRI came back that I have a disease called Keinbocks Disease, which in short terms means I damaged the blood vessel in the lunate bone in my wrist, which caused the bone to die. There is a torn ligament,but that can be fixed by putting a pin in my wrist to pull the ligament back together. The dead bone though, they are going to do surgery and take a vessel from my ulna and stretch it across to the lunate bone and see if that will revitalize it. If not, they will have to go back in and remove the bone and replace it with a silicone bone and a metal plate. Either way, I will lose some mobility in my wrist, but will have more motion in it than I so now.



My surgery is scheduled may3rd
wish me luck.

Alex44
03-29-2006, 01:37 AM
Good Luck man

Ive never had surgery but im assuming it sucks, get some anesthetic, and morphine after :lol:

Nappy Roots
03-29-2006, 01:37 AM
DAMN! that sucks man. good luck with everything. im sure everything will work out good for you.

In_Flames
03-29-2006, 01:43 AM
sorry to hear about that man, I hope all goes well and good luck...

lazareth
03-29-2006, 01:49 AM
wish you the best...good luck man

calphin
03-29-2006, 01:50 AM
Thanks guys!!

dolfan72734me
03-29-2006, 01:51 AM
Calphin, I am wishing you the best. I will be having surgery on both of mine soon for CTS. They will be cutting the transverse carpal ligaments completely in two. Rehab should be fun:rolleyes:

lazareth
03-29-2006, 01:54 AM
man, you guys are scaring me

i have been banging keyboards and sliding mice since the late 80's, first school and work, then work...plus playing guitar...i'll prob be next one day...ugh.

calphin
03-29-2006, 01:57 AM
Calphin, I am wishing you the best. I will be having surgery on both of mine soon for CTS. They will be cutting the transverse carpal ligaments completely in two. Rehab should be fun:rolleyes:



Thanks,best to you as well.are they doing both wrists at one time?

King Nate
03-29-2006, 02:39 AM
Best of luck, Calphin! I'm sure things will work out!

Roman529
03-29-2006, 03:56 AM
Did your fall and breaking your wrist actually cause this disease? I feel for you. I have had excruciating pain in my right shoulder for the past 2 1/2 years and numerous MRI's, cat scans, cortisone shots, rotator cuff surgery in March, 2005. It sucks having to take percocet and vicodine for the pain...hope everything goes well for you.

Buddwalk
03-29-2006, 08:11 AM
ouch man that sucks hard...good luck :wink:

Miamian
03-29-2006, 08:47 AM
Good luck! I hope you regain as much mobility as possible.

UltraDol-Fan
03-29-2006, 10:12 AM
good luck with your surgery, I'm sure you will be better than ever and back on finheaven in no time.

ILPhinFan88
03-29-2006, 10:16 AM
Good Luck and get well soon.

inFINSible
03-29-2006, 10:27 AM
dead bone?!? That sounds like it could really cause problems if you didn't find out about it....infection being the first thing that comes to mind.

I suppose dead tissue is different than a "dead" bone huh?....didn't know you could kill a bone but, I'm even more surprised that you can bring one back to life...:eek:

Good luck with your surgery and the results, cal.

Agent51
03-29-2006, 01:00 PM
Good Luck man

Ive never had surgery but im assuming it sucks, get some anesthetic, and morphine after :lol:

Yes, surgery SUCKS. I've had it a few times, and let me tell you, morphine doesn't help THAT much. I had knee surgery when I blew my knee out junior year. Then I had surgery on my foot because I basically shattered it while surfing. I fell foot first from the top of a 23 foot wave into 2 feet of water over a stone reef. I broke 3 bones in my foot, one of them in 4 places. By far my most serious surgery was when I shattered my skull surfing at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu (which is now my home break :D ). I caught a rail on a 30+ footer and got buck, which wasn't THAT bad, til I got sucked over the falls (when the wave curls over and you are IN that curl) and got SLAMMED onto the reef, which was in 3 feet TOPS of water. I hit head first, getting knocked out and broke my skull in two places and broke my jaw and I almost drown. The two breaks in my skull where a good 3-4 inches long each. I had to have my jaw wired shut too, which SUCKS. Anyway, I got morphine for that one, and they give you this litle button to push when you need more. So instantly I was like "I'm gonna push it a whole bunch so I feel super nice" So I'm sitting there rapid fire clicking (not thinking about the consequences, like a freakin OVERDOSE) so that I can get rid of the pain, since the few drips don't really help, and maybe feel a little "good" lol. What I DIDN'T know is that there is a time release or some sort of thing on it so you can only get a certain amount per hour, so all the clicking I did was mainly for nothing after I got the max dose.

And good luck Calphin

Rocky Raccoon
03-29-2006, 02:37 PM
good luck to you bro! :wink:

Timmy54
03-29-2006, 06:05 PM
good luck man, surgery is never fun.

calphin
03-30-2006, 12:26 AM
I'm already taking vicodin and naproxen, which is basically a fancy prescription name for Aleve.

calphin
03-30-2006, 12:29 AM
A dead bone is definately different than dead tissue. This lunate bone only has one blood vessel going in to it, which is what caused the bone to die. That is why they are going to take a vessel from my ulna and stretch it across to the lunate bone to see if it comes back to life. Thank God it's in my wrist and not some place lower,lol.........