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Advice for wrist taping after surgery...

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Marissa Morales · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

I had surgery a while back to repair a torn TFCC, scapholunate, and remove a ganglion cyst in my left wrist (OUCH) and now I'm super close to getting the clear to climb again.

I wanted to see if anyone had advice on how to tape up properly? My doctor had mentioned it and my therapist is on vacation so I haven't been able to get in touch with him about taping.

Any advice would be appreciated!! I'm going nuts not climbing and I work at a climbing gym so that doesn't help at all! )):

S. Neoh · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 0

I had reconstructive (left) wrist surgery back in 1997 to repair a scapho-lunate dissociation injury. I was unable to climb for about 6 months post surgery. When I returned to climbing (lots of slabs and low angle stuff), I wore something similar to Ergodyne ProFlex 4000 Single Strap Wrist Support for about a year. The brace I used had a single aluminium stay to limit downward flexion of the wrist which I felt I needed most. YMMV.
After about a year, I 'graduated' to just an elastic compression wrist band. This, I have religiously stuck to for the past 18 years.
It was a pain to climb with a brace which has a rigid stay in it but it gave me confidence to lead which greatly benefited my lead head. Going from a rigid brace to a compression band was a tough transition I have admit but it was a necessary move .... a rigid brace though supportive is quite limiting.
Good luck. Wishing you a complete recovery.

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