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Re: Wrist fracture
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2019, 07:25:56 PM »
do they eventually remove the screws?

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Re: Wrist fracture
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2019, 12:22:21 AM »

Good luck with the recovery.  Topside of 50 usually means more healing time (for me, everything seems to take 10x longer than when I was 25), but having met you in person and seeing your surfing enough times on video, I know you are on of those "tough MFers" who will come out of this even stronger--along with creative stories to tell the TSA guys every time you set off their equipment at the airport.   

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Re: Wrist fracture
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2019, 03:26:59 AM »
interesting, so that setup is a part of you---best luck healing fast and well

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Re: Wrist fracture
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2019, 05:36:21 AM »
Wow... lotsa work there. I believe the 'cup' on one of mine was also broken but they thought they could immobilize it casting me from fingers to shoulder.   Plus, they likely didn't have the fancy hardware then  ...and, it was 'Socialised Medicine', the Army. 

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Re: Wrist fracture
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2019, 12:23:32 PM »
It is permanent
Unless there are complications

Complications meaning infection? I had to have all the hardware removed from my shoulder after "complications". Keep a close eye on pain levels throughout your arm and any increase in redness. Infections are no fun, but after a surgery like that the possibilities are unpleasant to contemplate. Mine was a close call on multiple levels.
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Re: Wrist fracture
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2019, 12:50:45 PM »
Complications are just that.
Could be infection..
Or hardware failure.
Coming unscrewed.

Sensitivity to cold or problematic pain...

I heard of one gal that is an avid mountain biker having her screws loosen.
Probably from the constant vibration, especially down hilling.
She had it all removed, by then the bones were mended..
But still another surgery...
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