Patient Stories

Alison underwent the surgery and said, "I am very pleased with the outcome." Alison says she experienced very little pain and a very fast recovery.

"Now that I am approaching 5 months out from surgery, I have returned to normal function including weight lifting and tennis without symptoms. I was able to start strengthening my arm at a very early stage (3-4 weeks). Because of this I feel my recovery has been accelerated and more complete than otherwise would have occurred with less stable and more invasive techniques."

"Based on what I've heard about the immobilization treatments, I feel very lucky that I was treated with the MICRONAIL implant instead. I was able to use my hands at work and at home quickly, and I'm sure that the motion helped my muscles stay strong, and helped to speed my recovery."

"The MICRONAIL implant was an ideal product for this active, young mother of three employed as a hairstylist," said Mark Warburton, MD. "She was able to bathe her children after just one week and return to work at four weeks."

"When I saw the x-ray, I thought he (Dr. Tan) would never be able to put my hand back together. But, it was fixed and it's almost perfect. This is a terrific device."

Instead of a cast, Stan was put in a plaster splint for a week and could surprisingly wiggle his fingers with ease. Stan said, "People thought that I had carpel tunnel syndrome or a minor wrist injury. No one realized how serious the injury was."

"I had to rush my recovery in order to play, but my wrist held up. Without the MICRONAIL implant, I wouldn't have my world championship."

Sheila was thrilled to learn after the surgery that she did not have to struggle with a cast, and could resume normal activities as she felt able. Since she is a certified aerobics instructor, “I was able to do my own physical therapy through exercise,” said Sheila.

"Since I didn't have a cast, I was able to move my hand and wrist a little bit. This made physical therapy easier since I wasn't as stiff."

"I would recommend the MICRONAIL System. If someone came up to me and asked me about it I would say certainly do it. I would do it again tomorrow if this happened again. It was a good experience and they did a good job fixing my wrist."

"When I was first treated for my broken wrist with just a cast, the pain and discomfort were unbearable. My wrist was swollen and I couldn't even wiggle my fingers because my wrist hadn't been set properly," said Owarrenton. "But then Dr. Tan implanted the MICRONAIL and now my wrist has completely healed. I can move my wrist without any pain!"

These results are specific to these individuals only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level.
There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.
Only a physician can tell you if this product and associated procedure are right for you and your unique circumstances. Please consult with a physician for complete information regarding benefits, risks and possible outcomes.