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Baseball Thumb Injuries
Fx's heal in 6-10 wk: Most fractures treated in a cast, whether fixed by surgery or not, take between 6 and 10 weeks to heal. After a brief period of rehabilitation out of the cast, normal activities can soon resume. Your treating orthopaedic surgeon will no best in your specific case when contact sports such as football can safely resume. ...Read more
Individual: That is a tough question. It very much needs to be individualized. Especially since the forces that we put through the shoulder and elbow are so huge that very small problems become massive problems. Please see your friendly neighborhood sports medicine specialist. In general, adequate stretching, strengthening, and rest, is required for a successful thrower. ...Read more
Follow up: While an avulsion fracture usually heals well on its own with time, if you are still having stiffness two months out, you need to follow up with a hand specialist or orthopedic surgeon for evaluation. Waiting too much longer may prevent anything more from being done to increase your motion. ...Read more
Hamate fracture in left wrist & scaphoid fracture in right wrist.Left wrist has been casted &right wrist has a wrist binder.Both undisplaced.Recovery?
Wrist & forearm stiffness little finger sits on top of ring finger after foosh. X-ray clear MRI - degenerative tear tfcc ultrasound carpal tunnel?
Possible: A fall on outstretched arm may lead to a tear of the triangular fibrocartilage complex. It is also possible the tear predates the fall hence the term degenerative tear. It may not be possible at times to separate the differences between the two ...Read more
Jammed my thumb on a volleyball serve. My fingers were tingly. Lots of pain in my thumb & wrist area. Today thumb & part of palm is bruised. Sprain?
Yes: Probably jammed the joint. Rest the thumb. Ice if helps. But if you rest the thumb should recovery but may take a few weeks ...Read more
Acc. hit thumbside wrist on wall. 5 days later, can't bend towards thumb side, diff to bend thumb, some pain in thumb & wrist, no swelling or bruising?
Injured rotator cuff almost torn in half and my bicep tendon muscle ruptured surgery now trigger finger problems. Normal?
Yes: That sounds pretty typical. The biceps tear and rotator cuff tear occurs together as part of the same degenerative process. The tears (along with the surgery) cause swelling that involves the entire hand. The swelling and inflammation makes trigger fingers worse by swelling the finger tendons that no longer fit through their tendon sheaths. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hurt 'abductor pollicis brevis' part of hand in vball. Getting lot of bruising below thumb but can move thumb. Is it most likely muscle injury?
Tendon: More likely a tendon injury, possibly needing surgical repair. See an orthopedist ASAP ...Read more
Depends: Prob best to rest...But otherwise tape it correctly. ...Read more
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