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Old 01-20-2012, 06:40 PM
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I agree that your ulna is long, which, ofcourse, is "normal" for you. However, after a distal radius fracture, and when a TFCC tear requires treatment, the outcomes are not as favorable when a "long" ulna is present. A wafer procedure is often helpful, but not always. In such cases, time may help. But--if your ulnar wrist pain is not something that you can "live with"-- there are other options. I always recommend trying to manage this type of persistent pain conservatively, much like I would advise trying to "live with low back pain", but there are indeed situations where surgery is necessary.
In your situation an ulnar shortening osteotomy is one option. Although resecting the end of the ulna or replacing the end of the ulna are options, these are lower on the list of advisable options, in most situations.
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