Posted 9/18/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -6)
My mistake, sorry.
To stand and be still at the Birkenhead Drill is a mighty bullet to shew.

Posted 9/23/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -6)
Thank you for replying. I went to a hand specialist and got a cortisone shot. He said if that doesn't work than I will need surgery. The cortisone shot made the pain worse and I can hardly move my wrist and hand so I will call the surgeon soon and schedule the surgery. My diagnosis: I have a hairline fracture and a partially torn ligament. I also have clicking in my wrist when I move it. The doctor said that it is from the torn ligament.

Cass

Post Edited (cass) : 9/23/2008 8:39:44 AM (GMT-6)

Posted 9/23/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -6)
Where did they do the injection Cass?
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Posted 9/23/2008 3:23 PM (GMT -6)

Thanks for replying.  They did the injection on the top of my wrist near my hand.  Will the Cortisone shot help heal the torn ligament and the hairline fracture?  I may have to get surgery if that is the only thing that can be done.

Cass

Posted 9/24/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -6)
I'm confused about cortisone so I can't answer your question... the reason I asked was because I am contimplating an injection in Oct when I go back to see my ortho... but, he will only do one and he wants to do the injection at my elbow - it didn't help you eh? That's frustrating :(
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Meds: Percocets, Pennsaid and sleep aid Amitriptyline

Pain bottles should have easier lids!

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Posted 9/24/2008 3:35 PM (GMT -6)
I know I will need surgery but what I don't understand is why the doctor gave me a Cortisone shot if it doesn't repair anything?
 
Cass
Posted 9/24/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -6)
i thinks it to relieve pain...? not sure someone else might be able to help with that answer
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Bilateral Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow, Myofascial Pain in Forearms, Tendonitis in Wrists and Thumbs and Ulnar Neuropathy bilaterally

Meds: Percocets, Pennsaid and sleep aid Amitriptyline

Pain bottles should have easier lids!

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Posted 9/24/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -6)
The cortisone may help decrease infammation, which is often the cause of some of the pain. I've had tons of them, mostly in my spine, but the ones that actually worked were the one I had to my hands for trigger fingers (lingaments click and you have difficulty straightening a finger). The injections in my hands were horribly painfu but after the third one (a couple of months in between injections) the trigger finger calmed down. So you may need to give it some time. Some ice shortly after the injection can help, and make sure you're not using/moving your hand/wrist in ways that keep aggravating the injury. A good hand physical therapist can help with that.

PaLady
Posted 9/24/2008 7:25 PM (GMT -6)

I have another question. I am sorry that I am not understanding the Cotisone shot still.  It is my first one and I have not gotton any before that.  My diagnosis is: hairline fracture and a partially torn ligament.  My doctor suggested surgery but is surgery the only way to repair the ligaments and the fracture?  I know that the Cortisone shot will help with the inflamation (in my case it didn't work) but it won't take care of the torn ligament and the fracture right?  So, why did he give me that Cortisone shot if I will need surgery anyway?

Cass

Posted 9/24/2008 11:08 PM (GMT -6)
Cass,
I honestly don't know the answer to that. I think you have to ask your doctor. Some ligaments can be repaired, but I think it's always tricky. I don't know what your options truly are. When I took a bad fall a few years ago, I tore the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in my knee, but it was only a slight tear and the orthopoedist said he wouldn't do surgery to repair it unless the knee started giving me serious problems.

I just think you need to call your doctor's office and ask.

PaLady
Posted 9/25/2008 12:54 AM (GMT -6)
Cass, can I make a suggestion? Give the cortisone shot a couple of days to see if it makes any changes. I just had my first one (in the right shoulder) and the first 3-4 days were miserable. It hurt so much worse than it did before the shot. But once that went away it's been amazingly better. I'm not suggesting that you wait more than 4 days total though. I'm only saying it cause I was scared right after I got mine cause I thought that something had gone wrong since it hurt so much more than before the injection.

And I would follow PAlady's advice to give a ring and see what they can tell you about what their expectation was with giving that injection. If the cortisone helps it may have been as simple as to just buy you some time before they HAVE to do surgery.

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