hi everyone..the unthinkable has happened.
I broke my right wrist in what’s called a spoon fracture. it was awful. Both bones-the Ulna and the Radius- broke near the wrist joint and my right hand and the stubs of broken bone sank down and slid under the broken bones that led up to my elbow. I didn’t need surgery. The wrist was set and my arm put in a cast for 5 weeks. When the cast came off, my lower arm looked like it had been harvested from a cadaver. The muscle was all wasted away. As far as range of motion was concerned, the worst problem was the inability to rotate my hand and wrist. Physical therapy took care of that.
You need to wait until you have completely healed from this to schedule any gigs. Don’t assume that once the cast comes off everything will immediately be back to normal.
It will continue to heal for a long, long time after the cast has come off; physical therapy will definitely help. Make sure the doctor knows you are a musician. When I broke my right hand a few years ago, I actually really enjoyed doing some practicing with my left hand only. It was amazing the musical discoveries I made that I wouldn’t have if I had been using both hands! Best wishes to you for a full and complete recovery.
Oh I’m so sorry!
I’ve never broken a bone in my body, so I don’t have any experience with this. But I did want to say that I’m truly sorry, I know what it’s like to have to take a break from jobs/practicing the harp and it’s really awful. Just make sure you give your wrist time to heal, it’ll be tough now but in the long run your wrist and harp will thank you! I hope you feel better soon, God bless!
I hope you are on your way to recovery by now. I broke my wrist 3 years ago, underwent surgery. A plate and 7 small screws are there. It healed with no dysfunction in daily activity. I can do girl sit-ups. Only limitation is “la table” playing. best wishes.
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