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When is earliest I can start exercise to flex/strengthen muscle(ex:pronation/supination/flexion/extension) after monteggia fracture on elbow surgery?

When is earliest I can start exercise to flex/strengthen muscle(ex:pronation/supination/flexion/extension) after monteggia fracture on elbow surgery?

Talk to your doc: There are many factors affecting when you can start motion. Most important is the fracture pattern, the quality of bone, and the rigidity of the fixation. These are questions only your orthopaedist can answer for you. In general they will want to get you moving as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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Does a golfers elbow need surgery?

Does a golfers elbow need surgery?

No: I have endured "epicondylar tendonitis" like you.We just need a little bit of divot to shoot like the pro don't we?They too suffer the same injury often.Rest it , use a "tennis elbow " splint" and dig less deep with your pitching wedge. ...Read more

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I had surgery 3 1/2 months ago on my elbow. In the morning when I bend it,it fells like I'm tearing everything he did.I do my p.t. Is this normal?

I had surgery 3 1/2 months ago on my elbow. In the morning when I bend it,it fells like I'm tearing everything he did.I do my p.t. Is this normal?

Elbow pain: At 3 1/2 months tearing sensation does not sound good. You may have some scar, synovitis, arthritis, tendinitis, etc.--really depends upon what your preop problem was. Check with your operative orthopedic surgeon now. ...Read more

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Son had elbow surgery how long recovery?

Son had elbow surgery how long recovery?

It depends...: On the surgical procedure - this is exactly the type of question that should have been answered already by the surgeon. Go back and ask your doctor. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from elbow surgery?

Variable: 4-6 weeks for minimally invasive or arthroscopic surgery to 6-8 months for major surgery such as fracture repair, ligament reconstruction or replacement. ...Read more

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What happens to a broken elbow after having surgery?

What happens to a broken elbow after having surgery?

See below: Depending on the surgery and your degree of health, as well as rehab, it should heal within 12 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: elbow surgery?

What is the definition or description of: elbow surgery?

Elbow durgery: Any invasive procedure utilized to treat pathology or injury about the elbow. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only solution to a pinched nerve in the elbow?

Try elbow pad: A pinched nerve in the elbow sounds consistent with an ulnar neuropathy. This is frequently caused by pressure on the elbow , in the region of the "funny bone, " that can occur with certain positions, such as having the elbows rest on arm rests. Sometimes surgery is necessary, but other times taking pressure off the elbows by repositioning and/or wearing elbow pads can be helpful. ...Read more

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I had surgery for tendons torn lose in both elbows with no relief ?

I had surgery for tendons torn lose in both elbows with no relief ?

Tennis elbow: Sounds surgery for tennis elbow. I am sorry to hear that you didn't get better. I used to operate on tennis elbow after 6 weeks of failed conservative treatment. Now i wait for at least 12-18 months. Reason is, most get better with time. Mri often suggests "torn tendon" but surgery is rarely needed. Diagnosis can be incorrect, since other conditions can cause same symptoms. Get 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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