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Carpal tunnel, tendonitis, arthritis i was around the age of 16 and competing in artistic roller skating. During practices i would fall and slam my right hand into the floor over and over. Eventually i had so much pain i ended up in the doctors office.

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Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Tendonitis/arthritis

This scenario is a much more likely one for tendonitis and is certainly a set-up for traumatic arthritis.
Evaluation by a hand surgeon and radiologic imaging of your wrists aid in the diagnosis.

In brief: Tendonitis/arthritis

This scenario is a much more likely one for tendonitis and is certainly a set-up for traumatic arthritis.
Evaluation by a hand surgeon and radiologic imaging of your wrists aid in the diagnosis.
Dr. Patrick Schaner
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: It

It is very difficult to say based upon a history such as given here.
Lets assume that xrays were taken ( that is a test) and xrays showed an abnormal pattern in the wrist bones that led the specialist to recommend surgery. Then there may be a benfit to srigery but there are so many different scenarios for current or prevuiuos wrsit ligmant injury it is impossible to say based upon the information given here. The wrist is complex and trauma even remote or new can injure many structures. Some people also develop wrist problems independent of trauma even if the pattern on the xray looks as though there was a ligament injury xray views of the uninvolved wrist without any injury history may reveal that the same exact pattern of wrist bone alignment exists just because it does and that no injury lilkely caused it. This is not a perfect black or white scenario ( xrays of the opposite wrist) but it can help to understand what is considered to be abnormal and why and may help define what to do next rather than just say no to everything, especially since there is pain and possobly dysfunction someone in these type of circumstances should ask more specific questions of the current treating doctor or see another for consultation but make sure records including previous xrays at the time of injury, previous records and new records are all available at the time of that new consultation or return visit so that questions have a better chance of being answered ifanyone wants to know a little more about the complexity of the relationships of the wrsit ligmanents and wrsit bones take a look at some of the links below!

In brief: It

It is very difficult to say based upon a history such as given here.
Lets assume that xrays were taken ( that is a test) and xrays showed an abnormal pattern in the wrist bones that led the specialist to recommend surgery. Then there may be a benfit to srigery but there are so many different scenarios for current or prevuiuos wrsit ligmant injury it is impossible to say based upon the information given here. The wrist is complex and trauma even remote or new can injure many structures. Some people also develop wrist problems independent of trauma even if the pattern on the xray looks as though there was a ligament injury xray views of the uninvolved wrist without any injury history may reveal that the same exact pattern of wrist bone alignment exists just because it does and that no injury lilkely caused it. This is not a perfect black or white scenario ( xrays of the opposite wrist) but it can help to understand what is considered to be abnormal and why and may help define what to do next rather than just say no to everything, especially since there is pain and possobly dysfunction someone in these type of circumstances should ask more specific questions of the current treating doctor or see another for consultation but make sure records including previous xrays at the time of injury, previous records and new records are all available at the time of that new consultation or return visit so that questions have a better chance of being answered ifanyone wants to know a little more about the complexity of the relationships of the wrsit ligmanents and wrsit bones take a look at some of the links below!
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