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wrist plate and fiddle playing

GUEST,Philippa 23 Jul 13 - 04:45 PM
s&r 23 Jul 13 - 06:27 PM
GUEST,Philippa 23 Jul 13 - 07:33 PM
Felipa 23 Jul 13 - 08:15 PM
s&r 24 Jul 13 - 07:21 AM
GUEST 24 Jul 13 - 09:26 AM
GUEST,maeve 24 Jul 13 - 09:27 AM
GUEST,guest - Tracy 24 Jul 13 - 02:08 PM
Felipa 24 Jul 13 - 03:10 PM
Felipa 24 Jul 13 - 03:44 PM
Jack Campin 24 Jul 13 - 04:17 PM
Felipa 24 Jul 13 - 04:19 PM
Felipa 24 Jul 13 - 04:36 PM
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Subject: wrist plate and fiddle playing
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 04:45 PM

fell and got smiths fracture, distal radius pushing over ulna
the reverse of colles fracture

left wrist

drs pulled in place but it hasnt held. i should have had cast over elbow but instead had short cast and was encouraged to move my arm all directions Anyway, a plate usually is advised with this type of fracture and now they say i do need it

drs are not optimistic about my fingering fiddle in future

shoul i plea for wires instead of plate?

also if i switch and bow with left wrist am i likely to learn to bow well enough with plaied wrist?

any similar experiences?


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Subject: RE: wrist plate and fiddle playing
From: s&r
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 06:27 PM

No, but you have my sympathy and good wishes for the outcome. Django Rheinhart managed miracles with the guitar.

Stu


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Subject: RE: wrist plate and fiddle playing
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 07:33 PM

so he did but not the same sort of injury, and there are more ways to adapt technique on guitar (can do barre chords, bottleneck on violin for instance)

i read djanjo had serious burns resulting in paralysis of two fingers

good side re my point about bottleneck etc is that my fingers shouldnt be affected i believe


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Subject: RE: wrist plate and fiddle playing
From: Felipa
Date: 23 Jul 13 - 08:15 PM

signed in now -- someone else has Philippa membership name


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Subject: RE: wrist plate and fiddle playing
From: s&r
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 07:21 AM

I think the similarity with Django is the progress that can be made with a lot of "can do". Found
this on youtube

Stu


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Subject: RE: wrist plate and fiddle playing
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 09:26 AM

Anything helpful here?
http://www.londonhandtherapy.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Restoring-wrist-rotation-in-injured-pianists-and-violinists-.pdf


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Subject: RE: wrist plate and fiddle playing
From: GUEST,maeve
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 09:27 AM

Sorry, that last was from me!

Maeve


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Subject: RE: wrist plate and fiddle playing
From: GUEST,guest - Tracy
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 02:08 PM

Guest Philippa, maybe this will help: I've been told that Tommy Jackson, the premier Nashville fiddler in the 50's used a capo on his fiddle at times (check out Ray Price's "You Done me Wrong!) to duplicate the double open string sound of the D and A strings even tho the song was cut in the key of E. That could be expanded to the other 2 open string possibilities (G and D, or A and E). I can imagine using 1 finger at a time for a "single stop" - i.e. one sting noted while the neighbor string rings free. I don't know which finger you'll have working well enough to do that but I wish you all the luck and success you can have with fiddling your way out of fiddler's hell! Keep us informed - we'll be cheering for you.


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Subject: RE: wrist plate and fiddle playing
From: Felipa
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 03:10 PM

i think all my fingers will work,Tracey, the problem I expect will be in the bend and reach of the wrist, especially for reaching notes on the the g(low)string and fingering two strings at the same time, maintaing sufficient pressure. maybe vibrato a problem, not that i do much anyway. i can move my fingers at present - though feel some numbness - and was told to do so to reduce swelling and that finger movement would do no harm to my wrist. you need wrists for typing though - i am just using my right hand on computer keyboard


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Subject: RE: wrist plate and fiddle playing
From: Felipa
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 03:44 PM

some pictures of wrist anatomy, Smith's and Colles fractures
http://www.mplsortho.com/conditions-treatments/ecategory/47/etopic/cbbbca88ec793cf02027dc70578768c7/

the finger numbness due to nerve compression could be a problem if proper bone alignment not achieved - but regaining range of wrist movement is more of an issue, will be a problem even with good realignment I gather

there must be plenty of mudcatters who have had coparable experiences?

and no advice re switching to left handed playing?


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Subject: RE: wrist plate and fiddle playing
From: Jack Campin
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 04:17 PM

Contact Richard Beauchamp NOW before anything irreversible is done:

http://musicandhealth.co.uk/

Some of that comes out of his own experience of having his hand badly smashed up and working with the orthopaedic surgeon and the rehabilitation folks to get him back to playing the piano as if it had never happened.


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Subject: RE: wrist plate and fiddle playing
From: Felipa
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 04:19 PM

thanks but i dont think i can delay - operation probably tomorrow


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Subject: beauchamp
From: Felipa
Date: 24 Jul 13 - 04:36 PM

it is a generally useful site, jack, and one of the ;onks is to British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) 'An excellent organisation run by people who care about musicians. You can
get a free assessment and expert help
Helplines: Tel: +44 (0)20 7404 8444 (from
London) +44 (0)845 602 0235 (from elsewhere)
General enquiries: admin@bapam.org.uk '


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