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6 weeks ago I had wrist tfcc debridement. The mri also showed

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6 weeks ago I had wrist tfcc debridement. The mri also showed that the ecu tendon was out of place. During surgery (open) a tenosynovectomy was performed and the tendon was deemed out of place, but stable. Now i have clicking of the tendon on wrist rotation, along with sharp pain and swelling. I can feel the tendon grinding on something. Is this normal 6 weeks post surgery? Doc says continue brace, Mobic, and ice. Is this going to resolve on its own?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
Good Morning. I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.

Are you on any post op medications at this point?

Do you have any medical problem or take any medication?

Are you doing any physical therapy?

Would you say that you have been using your wrist to much or have you been taking it easy?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I am taking Mobic for inflammation. I have no other medical problems. I wear a rigid brace at work (office job). I am not doing physical therapy. I have a good range of motion and strength is coming back, but the tendon still clicks and swells. I do not feel that I have used it too much, but I haven't babied it, either.
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for that extra information.

While you are still fairly close to your surgery date, 6 weeks is not all that unusual to still be recovering, I do not like this new click and associated pain with swelling.

The tendon may have slipped out of place, a stitch broke or maybe some adhesions are forming.

In any event I think that it would be a good idea to contact your surgeon and have her take a look at your wrist. I think this is a much better course of action then trying to treat this issue at home at this point.

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