painful snapping after ulna shortening
Dear Friends. I would ask Your advice in this young man ( 33 y) : he had a wrist fracture in childhood and had ulna + situation. he fell down with bicycle and got pain in his wrist 1 year ago . In MRI and arthroscopy TFCC was loose ulnarly. DRUJ was snapping.
I did ulnar shortening osteotomy as well as TFCC ulnar fixation in bone channels, December 2014. During operation DRUJ seemed to be stable. After taking cast of after 5 weeks distal ulna began painfull snapping again, even more painful than before operation. We fixed DRUJ in place with K wires for 4 weeks. Snapping began soon again after K wires were taken off.
If someone of You has time to look trough these X rays and give some comments, I should be grateful.
Helsinki University Hospital
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