I tore a ligament in my wrist/hand in 2008 when I was hit by a car while riding my bike. I did not know I had done it at the time. It hurt for a week but then felt ok. However, six months later, after my usual rock climbing gym routine, it started hurting. But only during/briefly after climbing. For the most part, my wrist never hurt. For the record, it always felt great while playing guitar and still does to this day. But the intermittent pain continued - I had an x-ray in 2010 that showed nothing, then another in 2012 that showed nothing. But this year I noticed it was getting worse, so I went back in... New x-rays showed that a couple of the bones in the hand are out of alignment and that a ligament is torn. There is also some calcification forming (arthritis). The doctor recommends that I get this fixed so I won't need a wrist fusion in the future (= maybe only 15 years from now!), which would completely destroy all range of motion in the joint. So now I have to have part of a tendon removed from my forearm, then screwed in place where the old ligament was. They are also going to shave off some of the calcification that's in there. The surgery is two hours, I'm in a cast that I can't get wet for 8-10 weeks, then the pins come out. I wear a brace for another few months and am only back to 100% 6 months after the surgery. I will supposedly retain 95% of my range of motion afterwards. Anyway... this sucks, but I gotta do it. Anybody else ever have a similar procedure? After you were healed, did it affect your guitar playing? Do wrist procedures like this have longevity? Hopefully the fix will last well into old age for me.