Got me some torn cartilage. That's what the doc says. Five weeks or so ago I was putting a cabinet up in the laundry room. The screws were being obstinate. I was having to use quite a bit of force and the drill was torquing. The next morning my wrist was killing me. When I saw the doc the x-ray showed nothing and it was diagnosed as tendonitis - 4 to 6 weeks for recovery.
Five weeks later and no better. So, at my appointment with the Ortho doc this morning about the knee (remember the knee?) I asked him about it. He took a gander and listened to my story. He ordered an MRI but said based on how long, where, and how it happened he's certain I have torn the TFCC (Triangular Fibro-cartilage Complex). The most common method of doing this is with a fall. The second most common way of tearing it? Using a power drill.
So, assuming the MRI confirms the diagnosis I am up for arthroscopic surgery on the wrist to repair the tear.
I know you are all fascinated by my medical mishaps, but I swear, if I had anything more thrilling to share I would. Just think of the wonderful medical education you are all getting with just a click of your mouse.
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