I am considering a wrist surgery called proximal row carpectomy. If you are familiar with this surgery, I would like to hear your opinion about "mobility" and "grip strength" (as it relates to "buoy chasing") after the recovery period. I am a year-round physically active 65 year-old guy. I live on a man-made ski lake and ski (on average) 7-8 sets per week during the 5 summer months (in Indiana). I would like to continue water skiing at that pace, if possible. Also, if you have any insight into great "hand" doctors (in the U.S.), please let me know. Obviously, any doctor that is both "great" and very familiar with the sport of water skiing would be a big plus. At this point, I have only met with one doctor, so my search for a second opinion is just beginning. Thanks for any help you can offer!