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I Broke My Ulna And Radius Will This Affect My Ability To Use My Hand
It certainly may: The break (fracture) extends into a joint itself in an adult. In such cases it may be very important to restore the joint by surgery. In children it is not rare that both forearm bones are broken like a green stick snapping (we call these "greenstick" fractures); usually treated well in a cast, often including the elbow. In adults, "both bone" forearm fractures usually require surgery to fix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cut the nerves and tendon below my forearm. How long will I be without use of my hand I work with y hands?
Cut nerve in hand: I cut the nerves and tendon below my forearm. How long will I be without use of my hand I work with y hands? ANS: there are many nerves in forearm. Sometimes they may grow back or did team sew them back together? Best to discuss with your Drs. ...Read more
I had surgery november 1st to repair tendon in my pinky finger and was wondering how long till i can use my other fingers and or whole hand? Thank you
6 weeks: But ask your surgeon, the repair might havebeen extensive. ...Read more
I can't bend my thumb. If i hit it just right it bends and won't unbend with out pulling. How long will it take to heal? I was opening a canister and the metal attachment sprung up and hit my hand on the thumb side on the inside of my hand. My thumbs knuc
Several : Several things can be occuring 1. A trigger thumb where the tendon gets transiently locked causing the distal joint ( near the nail) to become stuck. 2. A swollen joint from being contused ( in this cases it sounds like the mp joint) causing the joint to glide less fluidly 3. An injured collateral ligament at the ulnar aspect of the mp joint 4. A small fracture at the joint level 1, 3, and 4 need treatment 2 might get better over the next day of two if it does not get better seek out medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My nuckles hurt so bad in my right hand. Most of the time i can not close my hand fully my middle finger and ring finger hurt and some days my pinky a?
I got pins in my hand from surgery. What can I do to strengthen my hand before my doctor take the pins out?
I seem to be fighting my cast and trying to straighten my arm in my sleep. Will this damage my surgery?
How to tell if my wrist is fractured? I fell on Saturday and landed on the palm of my hand. It just started swelling on Monday and I'm unable to use.
Wrist fractures: You should definitely be evaluated in person by your local physician with a physical exam and radiographs (xrays). ...Read more
I had a minor fracture on the bone connecting my hand to my elbow. How long will it take to heal?
About 6 weeks: It may take about 6-8 weeks but certain limited activities may be permitted under the supervision of your surgeon and therapist may be permitted. However certain bones, namely the scaphoid, are notorious for their unusual blood supply and do not always heal predictably. Therefore close follow up by your physician is essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will i need to wear my oval-8 finger splints to fix my hyperextended middle and ring fingers? Fyi- I have other hyperextended joints and tts
Joint laxity: Can show up in any ways in the hand. Hyper extension of the pip finger joints, looseness of the thumb, abity to place the thumb on the anterior forearm with flexed wrist, wrist ligament looseness. Many have knee or elbow or shoulder looseness too. If chronic laxity is a problem wearing a splint alone may not tighten the joint permanently just show iffunction changes when over extension is limited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got 7 stitches on my index finger on my knuckle. How long do I wait to be able to play sports like basketball again which involve my index finger?
Good question : This is a very good concern that you have, considering the importance of the index finger. This type of injury that involves a very active flexing/extending digit requires a longer rehabilitation, especially resuming athletics requiring use of your hands. Please ask the surgeon who repaired it your question, as it is best for recommendations to come from him/her based on type of injury. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I broke my ulna and radius in my left bone . And the doc put me a cast and i have too keep it and i want to know the chances if a surgery .
No need: majority of simple fractured will be healed with cast,specially if they are not displaced if the fractured badly displaced,and could not be set under anesthesia properly then open reduction and internal fixation will be needed,but you still end up in a cast anyway,so surgery does not replace cast,it is only for difficult fracture, ...Read more
Fall onto hand, swollen thumb and palm, have i broke my scaphoid it hurts to grip and prod the bottom of the thumb, have broke scaphoid twice before?
I cut/damaged my ulnar digital nerve in the left thumb and got it operated on and would like to know how long until i can feel my finger again if ever?
I have major pain in my right wrist which is also making my hand and arm hurt from the tips of my fingers to my elbow. How can I take care of this?
See your dcotor: A lot of things could be causing this problem. Ulnar nerve compression at the elbow can cause pain from the little finger up to the elbow. Problems in the wrist such as tendinitis, chip fracture, or ligament injury could cause this also. If it has been going on for a while get it checked out by your doctor or a hand surgeon. ...Read more
If i grip anything for a length of time my hand between my thumb and forefinger begins to burn and swell. ?
I punched an ottoman. My hand sweeled up for 2 days. I can use my hand but small twists and weight on it hurts. The pain is by my wrist on my pinky?
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