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What is the best steroid to heal a ucl hand injury and atrophied thumb muscle?

What is the best steroid to heal a ucl hand injury and atrophied thumb muscle?

Won't work: While steroid injection may help with the symptoms of an ulnar collateral ligament injury they will not facilitate healing or improve outcome. High grade acute ucl injuries usually require repair, while chronic high grade injuries usually require reconstructions for joint stabilization. Rehabilitation after repair or reconstruction will usually help reverse muscle atrophy. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for right hand thenar muscle injury?

What is the best treatment for right hand thenar muscle injury?

Rest, splint: Unusual orthopedic question as isolated thenar muscle injuries are unusual.If that is really your diagnosis ( not a hook of hamate fracture or other) than my treatment would be a removable thumb spica splint, nsaids and rest from further injury.If pain continued after2-3 wks and mechanism of injury warranted it, repeat x-rays ( including carpal tunnel view) or consider further radiologic studies. ...Read more

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How painful is it to recover from a thumb radial collateral ligament reconstruction?

How painful is it to recover from a thumb radial collateral ligament reconstruction?

Not too bad: Well, in the spectrum of orthopedic surgery it is pretty well tolerated. It can be Done under general or regional anesthesia, splinting is typically used for approximately 6-8 weeks. I would discuss your specific case with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal shoulder muscle tear besides getting a surgery?

What is the best way to heal shoulder muscle tear besides getting a surgery?

Depends: Understanding which tendon is torn and how much can better answer your question. The rotator cuff has five distinct layers and if it is torn top to bottom (full thickness), this will not heal and will progress over time. If speaking of a tear of the long head of the bicep, this does not typically require surgery and results most frequently in a "popeye" cosmetic deformity. ...Read more

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How long is the healing process for an elbow fracture with partial tear in ligament and tendon?

How long is the  healing process for an elbow fracture with partial tear in ligament and tendon?

6-8weeks usually: The partially torn ligament does not need to be operated on but the fracture might if the joint surface is disrupted. ...Read more

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If I have a compressed nerve in my foot due to scar tissue from and ankle sprain how is it treated and what is the recovery time?

If I have a compressed nerve in my foot due to scar tissue from and ankle sprain how is it treated and what is the recovery time?

Neuroma: After trauma to the ankle and foot there can develop a scar in the small nerves that becomes very painful. When this scar is on the sole of the foot or in the small spaces between the toes, or in the location of the tendons and joints, there can be considerable discomfort and disability. A good foot specialist (podiatrist) can help with management. Surgery may just cause more problems. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a torn muscle, tendon, ligament... In your hand?

What are the treatments for a torn muscle, tendon, ligament... In your hand?

Let me help: Treatment of minor injury of those in general is by splinting or casting. Major injury in general need surgical treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain on the ulnar side of the wrist, close to the tfcc. Mri shows only a bone contusion, no lig damage. The primary injury is 6mo old. What would contribute to contusion lasting this long?

I have pain on the ulnar side of the wrist, close to the tfcc. Mri shows only a bone contusion, no lig damage. The primary injury is 6mo old. What would contribute to contusion lasting this long?

Other causes of Pain: Physical exam is paramount, to determine the origin of the pain. It may be an error to assume, that the cause of the pain, has to be the bone contusion. Depending on the image resolution, partial ligamentous injuries may not be seen, on mri. Correlation with operative (arthroscopic) findings is between 50 to 75 % ...Read more

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What is the best method (diet or therapy) to heal nerve damage from a puncture wound in my wrist?

What is the best method (diet or therapy) to heal nerve damage from a puncture wound in my wrist?

Nerve repair: If a nerve has been cut or even partially cut it will not heal on its own. You need to have the nerve repaired. If the nerve has been traumatized or crushed it might or might not heal on its own. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Is muscle atrophy in the hand and forearm after a cast permanent?

Is muscle atrophy in the hand and forearm after a cast permanent?

No.: No, the muscles will return to normal size as you begin to use your arm and hand again. ...Read more

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Can torn rotator cuff cause inside (closest to body) elbow pain in addition to shoulder pain? If so what is treatment?

Can torn rotator cuff cause inside (closest to body) elbow pain in addition to shoulder pain? If so what is treatment?

Maybe but: Tron rotator cuff can cause pain in the shoulder and it can radiate to the arm , but the inside of the elbow could be a tendinitis at the medial epicondyle of the elbow. Prolotherapy is excellent for this. Find a prolotherapist ar www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org. And get the right help for your problems. ...Read more

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What treatment is good for a grade 1 strained ucl and tear in common flexor tendon? I pitcher professionally and leave for spring training may 4th

REST!: I assume that you are referring to your elbpw and the ulnar collateral ligament on the inside of the elbow. This is a serious problem for a pitcher and cannot be ignored. (eg steve strassberg) the best initial treatment is complete rest for possibly several months followed by a throwing rehab protocol that also takes a few months. See a sports medicine specialist now. ...Read more

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What is the healing time on a partially torn calf muscle?

What is  the healing time on a partially torn calf muscle?

6 weeks: 1/2 strength in 2-3 weeks , rest of strength next 2 months, . ...Read more

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What is the best way to strap up an Achilles tendon injury?

What is the best way to strap up an Achilles tendon injury?

Brace: Best to use an ankle brace to support the achilles tendon and reduce the motion of the ankle and foot. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to heal a wrist injury?

What is the quickest way to heal a wrist injury?

Depends: Speed of recovery depends on the type and severity of the injury. For example, a mild wrist sprain can be treated with a few days rest, activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication, and temporary splinting as needed. More severe injuries, such as a wrist fracture or ligament injury may require closed treatment casting or surgery if indicated. Consult your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a stress fracture in the neck of my hip bone and a torn labrum, what is the usual treatment and recovery time?

I have a stress fracture in the neck of my hip bone and a torn labrum, what is the usual treatment and recovery time?

Fracture priority: First priority is the fracture. See an ortho doc immediately. This can cause significant probs if not treated. Some stress fx's of fem neck need surgery. Once fracture is dealt with, then deal w the labrum. If surgery needed for stress fx, then possible surgery for both at same time if ortho doc does arthroscopy too. ...Read more

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My son has a chip fracture on the right little finger proximal phalanx. How long do it take to heal and what are the treatment modalities?

My son has a chip fracture on the right little finger proximal phalanx. How long do it take to heal and what are the treatment modalities?

Avulsion fractures: in the finger can be minor with a small fragment but accompanied by a large soft tissue injury to ligaments and tendons, or can have a large fracture that compromises the stability of the joint, Often treatment, the of splint, splint position, length of splinting depends upon many factors. Best to follow up with a hand surgeon. A splint from the ER may be fine at first but have issues ( see more) ...Read more

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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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