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On 01/26/19, I was involved in a MVA ć a tractor trailer. As a result, my left wrist was injured (no fracture, just a lot of pain). I was referred to an Ortho, had MRI which showed TFCC tear. On 05/31/19, I had the Darrache procedure ć Mercer denervation. On 06/25/19, I had the 2 pins removed & started OT on 06/26/19. Following the therapist orders to the T & careful not to re-injure myself & no lifting. However, I’m constantly telling my Ortho that I’m still having pains in my wrist. I’ve taken T3’s; T4’s; Norco’s; Lidocaine patch; Gabapentin; Ibuprofens 600’s; Lidocaine & Steroid injections in my wrist & I'm still having pain. I’m not a hypochondriac & I’m very Leary of taking pain meds d/t not wanting to become dependent on them to function daily. Now, my Ortho is telling me that I may need to have a wrist fusion & not be able to move my wrist, but have no pain or continue to be in pain & wear a brace (worn since 01/26/19, except for when I had surgery). Help me out please.

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replied October 30th, 2019
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Follow the instructions of Ortho. He is on right track.You can take pain killer like naproxen for symptomatic relief.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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