Total wrist fusion operation, what bone to use?

Total wrist fusion operation, what bone to use?

I'm having a total wrist fusion operation in July because my wrist is so severely damaged and painful. For this operation a bone graft is needed to fill in gaps in the bones of my wrist. The bone can be taken from my pelvis or I can use an artificial bone. Has anyone had this op? What bone did you go for? How was your experience and the end result?

A myRAteam Member said:

Forgot I had a neck fusion done too but the dr used cadaver bone since i already used bone from the front & back of both hips. Guess there wasn't much left to harvest from. Ha ha. That's been almost 3 years ago & it's still holding together.

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have not had this operation but I have had bone grafts. Bone was taken from my hips on three different occassions. Not to scare you, but the pain from the bone removal was more painful than the bone grafts I had in my foot. Good luck

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I would avoid using your own bone only because the pain of that removal is tremendous. Look into these other options. Rejection of anything other than your own bone my be a risk. Talk to a lot of folks about it!

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I also had a Cspine fusion years before my rheumatoid was diagnosed. I kept on with the dr. But he couldn't give me any answers.

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I had back surgery where they used something else. It wasn't cadaver or my own. Whatever it was it worked. It was slower than what the dr had hoped for but it worked.

posted over 4 years ago
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