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Old 07-10-2012, 06:09 AM
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so i broke my ulna bone in my wrist the one that lets the wrist move laterally. will i be able to use my wrist like i used to before? i dont know if it needs to be reduced or reset but the tip of the ulna is broke and i need to get a cast when swelling goes down. im scared. will it ever be the same again?
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:59 AM
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Very sorry to hear that.
I've broken my hand about 15 years ago. It took some time to recover after the cast was removed. A couple of months if I remember it well. I had physiotherapy and did exercises to make it supple again. It takes time, rest and the right exercises. And I only feel it sometimes when very tired. It will give you some setback but your drumming will come back as before after training it again. Hope this helps a little bit. Wish you a quick recovery!
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:18 AM
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Ha! You too? (sorry, I know it's a bummer)

I broke my wrist about a month ago, one of them little roundy bones in there somewhere ... don't remember which one. But. I didn't need a cast and have been drumming on it since about a week after it happened. I guess I was lucky. Actually, the arm I broke about a month before that was about as devastating - which is to say not at all! It didn't need a cast either and I've been drumming on it, too.

Maybe your damage was worse (sounds like it if you need a cast), and I'm no doctor, but I suspect that after a little down time to heal and working yourself back into it slowly enough to avoid pain and reinjury and you'll be as good as new.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:21 PM
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I've broken both of my wrists, and have had to use casts and braces. The best advice I can give you is to be patient. Don't drum on it until you don't have to wear a cast or a brace. I don't have any limited range of motion or anything, but I didn't wait when I broke my left wrist, and I still feel pain because of it.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:45 AM
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did you damage any ligaments?
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:56 AM
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sorry to hear about your wrist man. like everyone said, just gotta let it heal and do the exercises. but on the bright side a little down time never hurt anyone but you can always work on your feet or discover some new music and inspiration!
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:41 AM
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thanks for the best wishes. huge bummer
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:34 AM
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to anyone who cares, ive somehow managed to sublux/dislocate my druj joint, and break the styloid off of my ulna, where all the wrist ligaments and ecu tendon attachss. an articulate disc and meniscus also sit there, which is the center of the tfcc

i sustained a tfcc injury, had an mri, but since the soft tissues are so small in the wrist (the whole soft tissue complex is the size of a dime, and it sits between the ulna bone and the hand on the pinky side, above the bump on the forearm) they couldnt see the extent of the damage without contrast or going in artisopically which isnt feesable with my cast

i wish my ulna bone would have just broken instead of the joint

school starts august, and im still in a full arm cast palm up. first i had crohns disease hold me back, now this. anyone with strong connections to our creator, please send him prayers for me. as long as i heal well without surgery i will be grateful and happy. someone has healed me of my terrile disease, and i dont take any medication for ir, so i have hope

despite the outcomes im reading online for tfcc tears, and soft tissue injuries in general, im hoping on making a 100% recovery so i can continue to do what i love, and finally grow up and move on with my life

only the outside ~20% of the tfcc has a blood supply, and im praying that all the injuries took place there, and that everything is hooked up well, despite having dorsally subluxed my ulna and broken the styloid process off

ive also sprained/torn the joint capsule, (volarly and dorsaly) scapholunate and lunotriqueteral ligaments (ligaments in the bottem row of the wrist bones) and strained the pronator quadratus muscle. these secondary injuries are not a major issue, since there is no wideneing of the intervals (aka they are not displaced/subluxed/dislocated)

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Old 08-04-2012, 01:04 PM
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I suffered a very bad broken right wrist 2 years ago. Broke the distal radius off at the wrist, fractured a wrist bone, chipped of the top of the ulna at the wrist, dislocated the broken radius through the pronator quadratus muscle and dislocated my hand up into my arm. Had to have a plate and 7 screws put it to fix the radius.

Be patient and do whatever therapy they tell you to do!! I didn't pick up a stick in my right hand until my hand therapist said I could (till then I played rick allen style). At that point start back slow, playing only a few minutes gradually building the strength and muscles back up again.

I have about 90% range of motion and certain things will cause soreness in it to this day. But it hasn't stopped or hindered my playing, the good news is you don't need 100% range to play the drums ;-)

Sorry to hear about your wrist, with time it should get better, just follow what your dr's and therapists say and you should be good to go.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:00 PM
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unfortunately after my period of immoblization, my ulna is still subluxed. i have chronic druj instability :(

i dont know what im gonna do with my life. i got through two deadly bouts of crohns, but i dont know how im gonna get around this one.

the only options are surgey, and from what im reading theyre not that promising for druj instability.

please keep me in your prayers
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You are 21. That's young. Don't rush your come back. Do the therapy. Warm up when you do get back and don't strain doing other things. the key here is patience
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:19 AM
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I broke my wrist about a month ago, one of them little roundy bones in there somewhere ... Actually, the arm I broke about a month before that was about as devastating - which is to say not at all! It didn't need a cast either and I've been drumming on it, too.
What on earth are you doing, Mike??


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Be patient and do whatever therapy they tell you to do!!
+1. I'm out of action with fractured ribs on the RH side and it looks like it's just a matter of time and gradually getting back. Have been practising LH push pull on a pad, which is all I can handle for now.


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You are 21. That's young. Don't rush your come back. Do the therapy. Warm up when you do get back and don't strain doing other things. the key here is patience
+1 again. He's young and he'll heal faster than we would.

Even if you lose a little facility, there are so many things a musician can do without physical stress - listening (deeply), sight reading, exercises with unaffected limbs, mental imagery, writing music, take a break and freshen up. Better to make lemonade from a lemon than be disappointed about not being able to make orange juice. IMO
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