Need to find a doctor with experience dealing with violinists and left wrist problems. I've been told my volar radioulnar ligament is 'blown' and needs reconstruction - which would also leave me unable to play. !!! Need to find an 'expert' in the field - preferably in Texas. But will travel wherever I need to in order to save my music career.
Long story short, I've played for more than 40 years. More than a year ago, began experiencing pain in my left wrist while playing. The movement of even lifting the violin and rotating my wrist is VERY painful. Local hand 'specialist' said there was a TFC tear, so did a debradement. In subsequent physical therapy, my arm 'popped' one day and everything went downhill. Another MRI indicated the ligament on of my arm had 'given way' and caused the wrist joint to become unstable. Apparently the ligament was 'frayed' in the first MRI, but because it is apparently a rare injury, nobody thought to look at that.
Who is the 'go to' person in the US for wrist injuries on violinists? I am heartbroken that I've missed a year of playing already, and may not play again. I've been told a ligament reconstruction (which one doc recommended) would leave me with only 40-50% rotation, and that I'd never play again. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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