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Broken Wrist Complications After Cast Removal And Physical Therapy
I'm in physical therapy after surgery monteggia fracture, but still can't twist my armfor pronation/supination. Possibly my tendon/ligament torn?
Follow-up required: There are multiple reasons why you lack pronation/supination after a monteggia injury. Among these are- incomplete reduction of the radial head dislocation, synostosis (abnormal bony union) between the radius and ulna, injury to the posterior interosseus nerve or other nerve. A concomitant tendon injury is less likely. You need to follow-up with your surgeon to assess the possible causes. ...Read more
How to regain complete mobility in hand and joints after wrist fracture like before and also suggest strengthening exercises after wrist fracture.
Physical,therapy: And stretching and strengthening.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wrist range, elbow range problem after 10 weeks in cast after surgery w/ internal fixation of plates w/ scews for raduis and ulnar fracture?
Stiffness is expectd: after 10 weeks in a cast for anything. Dedicated hand therapy from a CHT or certified hand therapist can be a very efficient way to address stiffness, strength and other associated issues. Speak to your surgeon about this. After internal fixation the time frame is several months , at least , before one may notice a more "normal" feeling. But it could take 1-2 years! ...Read more
Month or more: Assuming you were casted for 6-12 weeks after your injury, it will take a month or so to get the motion back, and the swelling to go down. There will be additional episodes of this for up to a year. ...Read more
A lot: 1st u notice u have grown dark hair under ur cast, goes away. 2nd skinny upper & lower arm. 3rd= [email protected] sore. This is true for all casted joints. There will b a need 4 pt & this rx depends on the complexity of ur fx & if surgery was done. Fx elbow implies intraarticular so u will need lots of pt& hard work. U will need a protective splint 2 wear 4 a while. ...Read more
Can i play golf after complete achilles' tendon removed after wound and skin graft is healed and are tendon transfers for Achilles sucessful?
Is JAS wrist brace a good option for home therapy program after distal radius surgery, to recover ROM in wrist?
Dynamic splinting: can help a stiff wrist but one must be certain that the potential to improve is there and that the boney anatomy will tolerate this. The most important person to ask is your treating hand or orthopedic surgeon in conjuction with a plan from your therpist. these splints cannot substitute for therapy they are used in controlled situations, be careful not to irritate or inure tissues ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type: The recovery depends on the kind of ligament surgery you had. In general the first month after you are in a boot or cast to allow healing to occur. You will progress to a brace, your dr. May start out with simple home exercises first. Formal physical therapy is typically 1-3 months depending on the progress. Full recovery takes 6-12 months. Don't forget to ice and elevate! ...Read more
Does a displaced tibia fracture on ankle need immediate reduction before being placed in a splint? Does this injury require surgery to fix?
Depends!: It depends on how displaced the fracture is! Some fractures have minimal displacement and no reduction is necessary. Surgery depends on the type of fracture, degree of displacement, other injuries, your state of health, etc. The orthopedist doing the treatment, will be able to answer your questions exactly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will i be able to return in playing tennis after complete fracture of radius and ulna? Close reduction obtained and settled to bayonet apposition.
Stress fracture- 3rd metatarsal- still not healed after 13 weeks boot, crutches. Specialist? (is surgery necessary?) or a cast to further immobilize?
Specialist : stress fractures are still fractures and need 6-8 weeks to heal. If you are still having pain then the reason for it happening needs to be looked into. Stress fractures can be recurring as it is from a response to too much force in an area not meant for that pressure. They typically do not go on to outright fracture and do not need surgery. See a foot specialist too clarify why it's still there ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use a soft physiothrpyhand exerciser ball for stiffness of wrist and hand aftr cast ,kwires removal bennet fracture?
Yes: Yes, but soft clay might be better as a ball will not allow the range of motion of your fingers to omprive ...Read more
Non displaced spiral fracture of fibula and dislocated ankle. 9 screws and a plate. can walk on it relatively pain free 3 weeks post op. Bad idea??
Sounds like: a big operation for serious injury. Pain free ambulation at 3 weeks is pretty good progress. Because of extent of injury and surgical procedure, it is impossible to give advice here. Ask your ortho surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more
12-16 weeks: It take some time longer than to healed it depends on the fractures. ...Read more
Navicular and calcaneal beak fracture 6 weeks ago. Treated with non-weight bearing and aircast. X-rays show no callus formation, would i need surgery ?
What are the recommended physical therapy and strengthening exercises after radial sagittal band surgical repair?
Initially a splint-: -with an extension block, where you can flex but not extend later bands extend the distal inte-phalangeal-joint (distal IPJ). Since 1 band was in tact,gradually the extension block is bent to allow small increments extension. I would usually start @ about the 3-4th week, also you need to be sure to keep the other digit's motion going. @ 6th week splint removed. When splints on passive motion [email protected] ...Read more
When should a person start physical therapy and mobilize his elbow after elbow dislocation/fracture ?
Within a week: Assuming your fracture-dislocation was fixed surgically (as most are), it is critical to get your elbow moving within a week of surgery. You may never have full motion again (though it is possible), but to optimize your motion and elbow function, early motion is critical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
9 months ago plates inserted for distal humerus elbow fracture was removed and arthrolysis done. No improvement in elbow range of motion for 8months.
Not good: ? How old is the fx? Stiff elbows are a sig problem and not all of them get better discuss with your surgeon and/or get another opinion. ...Read more
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