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A 16-year-old male asked:

My carpal bones are fused together. how will this affect me?

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Dr. Kristopher Downing
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Carpal coalition: The most common form of fused carpal bones or carpal coalition is of the scaphoid and lunate. This is how you were born and your body has not needed to adapt to this as it is your normal variant. There is no evidence to lead us to believe that this will cause any untoward effects on your wrist in the future
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Stiff: You will lose the range of motion that used to be present in that specific joint that was fused.
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Last updated May 25, 2017

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