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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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How long does it usually take a radial head injury to heal?

How long does it usually take a radial head injury to heal?

Depends: If you don't need surgery then it is probably not a significant fracture and often we will let you use a sling and slowly resume activities as tolerated over several weeks. You really need an x-ray to determine best how to rehab this though. ...Read more

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How do you treat radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

How do you treat radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

Waiting: Most nerve injuries related to supracondylar fractures recover with time and are related to stretch injuries at the time of injury. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

What is the treatment for radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

See below: Once the fracture is treated the usual management of a radial nerve injury would be one of waiting. The nerve could have been damaged by the fracture, or could be compressed by swelling of the tissues around the fracture site. Talk with your orthopedic surgeon and see if nsaids might be a good option, or if other therapy is indicated. ...Read more

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Is it common to receive electrotherapy for radial or median nerve injury?

Is it common to receive electrotherapy for radial or median nerve injury?

Yes: It is not uncommon to use electortherapy for the condition you stated. However, how effective it will be is another debate. Medicare has recently stated that they will not cover treatment with tens (electrical stimulation), due to lack sufficient data to show benefit. ...Read more