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Old 02-02-18, 02:01 PM   #1
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Riding with a defective distal radioulnar joint

The ulna of my right arm doesn't connect to the wrist. Lately (after 60 years) it's begun to hurt, especially when I ride. The 'repair' (a Sauve-Kapandji, for example) doesn't always work and sounds unpleasant. Has anyone a similar problem for which s/he has successfully adjusted?
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You will adjust to it
and yes your initial thought-AVOID SURGERY- is right
I would suggest changing handle bars to old fashioned upright 1950's bars
the sort of bars EVERYONE in China and India had/have on their actual transportation bikes
put more weight on you "hips" less on hands
your hands wrists neck will thanks you
Yes get a saddle with significant cut-out to protect the nerves blood vessels and urethra
I actually have trained myself to sit on one side then another-almost on my hamstrings/butt
Oh well -good luck-get the weight off your wrist-forget the surgery
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You will adjust to it
and yes your initial thought-AVOID SURGERY- is right
I would suggest changing handle bars to old fashioned upright 1950's bars
the sort of bars EVERYONE in China and India had/have on their actual transportation bikes
put more weight on you "hips" less on hands
your hands wrists neck will thanks you
Yes get a saddle with significant cut-out to protect the nerves blood vessels and urethra
I actually have trained myself to sit on one side then another-almost on my hamstrings/butt
Oh well -good luck-get the weight off your wrist-forget the surgery

Do you mean like these "Mary" bars?

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Yes like those
or even more old school
like all the bikes in USA up until 1962 or so- except a few
"10 speeds as we called them"

censor ?? not sure what you mean? none of my post was censor worthy-?
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censor ?? not sure what you mean? none of my post was censor worthy-?
Oh that's just my sig. I wasn't meant for you.
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Ahhhh-got it-
and on that note- of not understanding but curious
what is Siu Blue Wind ?
something to do with that "sea turtle" sea tortoise?

anyway nice upright bars-weight on Posterior part of hips pelvis- is much easier on wrists and neck
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