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Anyone have this done, and are you still able to ride effectively? More details: I broke my wrist bad 2 years ago in dominant right hand and have not been on a road/mtn bike since (pain, grip strength 25% of left hand). After malunion, the radius bone finally solidified 1.5 years post-injury but now the cartilage is gone in radius where it comes in contact with lunate, radius is shorter than ulna by about 5mm. Got a lot of opinions from top surgeons, both east/west coast (I'm in Seattle) and looks like best treatment option is a radioschapholunate fusion, a partial fusion (fusion of radius, schaphoid, lunate). I'll still have some mobility, likely +/- 20 degrees. Doc thinks this will last for 10-20 years then I'll need full fusion after the carpal joints get overloaded. I raced cat1 cross country, and at this point would be happy just to get back on a bike again (no racing needed - would enjoy mellow xc trails for mental therapy). I did some searching on the forums but didn't find anyone with my exact condition.
 

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If you can't ride with your current wrist condition then you have to do something. Maybe the fusion. Doc said you will have some mobiility and that might be enough.

I have had some experience in these areas. Neck C3-4-5 fusion, low back L1-2-S1 fusion. And proximal row carpectomy right (dominant) hand. The hand surgery was partially successful, in that the patient did not lose his hand. My right hand sucks but I still mountain bike fairly well.

So think about it, hold your breath and do the surgery.

Best wishes,
Terry
 
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