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Submitted by William Stutler – June 29,2021

Had my left wrist done in 2018. Dr told me,” You know this is going to hurt” SO TRUE. But. It went away. I have no regrets. Not looking back. Other than a few incidents, When I forgot and did something: Stupid.

Right wrist done following fall 3 Cornered Arthrodesis. Different story.

But would do it again One bone and 2 staples holding it together.

Submitted by Dana – June 29, 2021

It has been suggested that I have a PRC. My scaphoid in my left wrist is gone as I have acute degenerative Osteo of the scaphoid. The pain is there all the time.

I am a golf pro, left-handed, and the pain after playing with the swelling is brutal. Even if I have the PRC, they may have to do a fusion anyway. I have been dealing with this problem for 15 years and do not know what to do.

Submitted by Mark Winter – June 29, 2021

July 1 will be the 8-year anniversary of having a PRC on my left wrist. It is not my dominant hand, so I am thankful for that. I have no pain. Just restriction of movement. Because it is not my dominant hand, I do not really think about it much. If I have any concerns about it, it comes when I am out hiking or walking on ice, and I worry about slipping/falling and what happens if I use my left arm to brace my fall (something forcing my wrist past its current natural limits).

I try to golf 18 holes a week and I am currently playing the best golf of my life. Sometimes I try to do something with my left hand, and I cannot get the angle right and must find a different way of doing things. But no pain. Overall, I would have to be satisfied with how things turned out, but I would rather not have been able to have a PRC in the first place. Thanks for what you do with this website, good luck and take care.

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