I had surgery on my left hand (I bat Right) in early December 2010 after an MRI and CT scan. My pain was on my palm and out side of the wrist. The pain would go away if I did not swing the bat for 2 weeks. I could field and throw no problem. However, as soon as I started hitting again it hurt like heck. This was a big year for me for as I was a junior a key starter on Varsity. Also, it was huge for college aspirations.
So, after discussing with Dr. (only way to get rid of pain) and my parents surgery was best option.
Did the surgery no problems. Wore a wrap for 1 week and then just band aids. Therapy started after stitches were taken out. Therapy was to reduce scar tissue and get wrist range of motion back to normal.
Therapy was a breeze and I was able to lightly swing a bat at the 4 week mark and hit balls at the 6 week mark.
At the 8 week mark I still had occasional pain on the outside of wrist and sensitivity on palm. We went back to the surgeon Dr. and he prescribed an anti-inflamm. I was now able to swing with minimal pain.
Therapist was concerned about why I was still in pain. I did not want to miss any part of the season so I played in minor pain and had a great season.
I finally had a pause in playing during August and had another mri a week ago. Lo and behold the new hand Dr. said the hook of hamate grew back and was fractured again. Hmm this made me wonder if it was fixed 100% the first time.
I am able to play with the anti-inflamms and now must decide what to do next.
If any others have had hook of hamate surgery please share your experience.
I will update this thread as I take actions.