I just had surgery on my right (dominant) wrist - March 13,2013. I leave tomorrow for several days to travel to see the surgeon and have the stitches removed.
Surgery was scheduled as a right wrist arthroscopy with possible debridement and carpal tunnel release. All 3 procedures were done and the bones and tendons and ligaments were scraped. I have 4 small holes on top of my hand just below the wrist and a 11/2 inch cut on the upper palm from the carpal tunnel release.
In 2000 I was toppled down a flight of stairs at work and broke the right wrist. It did not heal quickly and was recast 3 times. In the late spring of 2001 the Alberta Workers Compensation board declared it was healed and closed the file. The wrist was deformed and slowly got worse until I could no longer lift or even hold a pot of coffee. Movement that consisted of turning the hand could result in complete failure and dropping the item - leading to burning my left hand and arm from the little finger to elbow - 2nd degree burn in 2010.
The orthopaedic surgeon has worked with me since 2008 to resolve this and finally Alberta WCB reopened my file. They then spent 2 years trying to prove that I had re-broken the wrist. In 2010 I was diagnosed with severe carpal tunnel syndrome and in 2011 was finally sent to a wrist specialist in Kamloops who recommended the procedure that was just done.
Result so far - was told just after surgery that the damage in the hand and wrist is a result of the original injury. The carpal tunnel release has stopped the numbness in my arm and thumb and first 21/2 fingers which is a huge improvement.
I will further post when I get back next week and let you know what results can now be expected. I am also going to ask the surgeon about your predicament. A wrist arthroscopy and micro surgery may be able to fix your problem.
I have lost 13 years over my injury and my never get full use of the hand again due in a huge part to the delay in proper diagnosis,the closing of a file before an injury was healed and time. I hope no-one else has to go thru something like that when a condition is fixable.