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8/19/2018 10:56 AM

Tell me about your fused wrist and ability to ride after…

Looks like I am getting left fused in the next few months.

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8/19/2018 11:01 AM

Find Bauer and let him fill you in.

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8/19/2018 1:30 PM

Anyone have insight on riding with the right wrist 100% fused. After 3 different hand/wrist specialist’s opinions it looks like this is my only option.

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8/19/2018 1:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/19/2018 1:33 PM

Justride251 wrote:

Anyone have insight on riding with the right wrist 100% fused. After 3 different hand/wrist specialist’s opinions it looks like this is my only option.

I just changed the title of this thread. If you search Vital, you can find Bauer’s experience on his right wrist fusion and It looks like this was a much bigger problem than a left wrist.

Here is is...

https://m.vitalmx.com/forums/Moto-Related,20/I-need-some-help-from-a-fabricator,1260758

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8/20/2018 6:00 PM

Justride251 wrote:

Anyone have insight on riding with the right wrist 100% fused. After 3 different hand/wrist specialist’s opinions it looks like this is my only option.

You may lose a lot of the ability to twist, so a thumb throttle may be necessary.

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If you're not mixing gas, you're not haulin ass.

8/20/2018 7:09 PM

I’ll tell you something about doctors, they’re worse than cops when it comes to covering each other’s asses. I’m not disparaging doctors or cops, but they both live in fear of retribution for screwing up and that means lawsuits.
For any major surgery decision, especially one that doesn’t sound like a positive outcome you have to work the system, out of state if necessary, and less said the better when talking to new Drs.
I went through hell with my wrist and if it weren’t for a personal (off the record) consultation with a Dr. who’s sons raced Moto I would be a cripple. Even with him he wouldn’t touch it because 1) difficult surgery and 2) he knew the first Dr. had F’d up and he didn’t want to be involved on any level. The whole experience was a nightmare and although I never intended to sue anyone the paranoia and bullshit was real. Much more to story but would take the bottom of a 12 pack to tell it all.
I would do any and all the legwork in my power, calling in favors, going to university med schools, extra scans, money, whatever necessary to avoid a wrist fusion.

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8/20/2018 7:19 PM

coastie44 wrote:

Tell me about your fused wrist and ability to ride after…

Looks like I am getting left fused in the next few months.

If you have scaphoid issues you should consider Dr Hausman at Mt Sinai in NYC he fixed my left and right. My left most likely would have been fused if not for him.

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8/23/2018 6:46 AM

I've had a scaphoid non union break for 17 years now. It was missed originally and found as old break when I broke my wrist again years later. Doctor talked about fusing it I elected to do nothing they plated the new break and left the rest as is. I just used a wrist brace after. I don't have full range of motion, but it's better than a fusion. If it bothers me later in life I'll deal with it then. I'd suggest if a fusion could be avoided don't do it. One of my buddies had his right wrist fused couldn't control the throttle well and crashed badly because of it and can't ride at all anymore now with now two fused wrists. Beat of luck to you.

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