Golfer's RX: Wrists and Hands

The Met Golfer—June 15, 2011

Wrist injuries are common among professional golfers and can cause much pain to the athlete as well as their careers. Hospital for Special Surgery orthopedic Doctor Andrew Weiland operated on PGA Tour’s Luke Donald and Jim Furyk after they suffered wrist injuries that had prevented them from playing. However, Furyk who had a tear to the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFC) in his left wrist and Donald who had a tear to the ECU tendon sheath in the same wrist were both able to return to the green after receiving care from Dr. Weiland at Hospital for Special Surgery.

In an article published in The Met Golfer, Dr. Weiland comments, “If you feel any pain in playing, stop and get your wrist evaluated. Don’t try to play through the pain because you can really cause some damage.”

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