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I had my wrist fused a year ago from a car accident. Why does it still hurt?

I had my wrist fused a year ago from a car accident. Why does it still hurt?

Different joint?: Wrist fusions are often done for painful arthritis or a severely damaged joint. There are actually several joints in the wrist and hand, and you may have had a partial fusion. There are complete wrist fusions as well. A joint that may not have been fused may be causing you pain. Your hardware may be also causing you pain. New xrays are a good idea and possibly your hardware may need to be removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more


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I had a chest contusion from an accident a few days ago and now my back hurts. Did i hurt my spine? Will it affect my life later on?

I had a chest contusion from an accident a few days ago and now my back hurts. Did i hurt my spine? Will it affect my life later on?

Perhaps: In the fog of the accident sometimes you find out you have other problems a day later. In this case go see your doctor and have him or her exmaine your back. ...Read more

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I broke my tail bone five years ago in a car accident is it normal to have pain almost daily when i sit still?

Not uncommon: Not uncommon complaint. You can try a driving pillow that has the coccyx region cut out. Sometimes sacroiliac instability makes it worse. This condition is difficulty to treat. If si instability is contributing, then some ortho surgeons can fuse. Another treatment some use to bolster si instability is prolotherapy. And progressive pain that occurs in area of trauma may need mri-see doc. ...Read more

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I had a broken vertebrate a few years ago from a car accident, i still have severe back pain. Could it be hurt? Or is it normal?

Not normal: There must be a reason for that severe back pain, most likely complication to the fracture or could be some thing is not related. Check it out with spine surgeon. ...Read more

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I had hurt my ankle last year but didn't go to doctor a year later it still hurt i think i might had torn the ligament?

Sounds like a : Good possibility. At this point, your options are limited, but show it to orthopedic surgeon. He might be able to help you with corrective surgery even at this late stage. ...Read more

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I had a motorbike accident 3 monts ago and i felt on my hand.The problem is that my wrist is still hurting me. Didn't swell at that time.

I had a motorbike accident 3 monts ago and i felt on my hand.The problem is that my wrist is still hurting me. Didn't swell at that time.

Injured wrist : Presence of ongoing wrist pain 3 months removed from the inciting injury needs further evaluation. Falling on to the wrist can cause wrist fractures as well as disruption in normal integrity of the ligaments and tendons of the wrist. A physical examination by a physician in tune with wrist injuries, an x-ray, + or - mri/mr arthrogram of the wrist are needed for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I broke my ankle in a car wreck 9yrs ago and i still suffer with pain. Is it possible that i could have gotten disablity for that?

I broke my ankle in a car wreck 9yrs ago and i still suffer with pain. Is it possible that i could have gotten disablity for that?

Fractures= Arthritis: Ankle fractures can lead to permanent arthritis and ligament damage. Ankle fractures need follow-up treatment to including injections, orthotics, bracing or surgery consults. ...Read more

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Ok I had a cyst on my wrist I set an appointment then it ruptured . I was fine for almost a month now my wrist hurts so bad I can barely.move it .

Ok I had a cyst on my wrist I set an appointment then it ruptured . I was fine for almost a month now my wrist hurts so bad I can barely.move it .

Leaky cyst: Following a cyst rupture (likely a ganglion cyst on the wrist), a recurrence of pain can be caused by either recurrence and enlargement of the cyst which can then be drained by an orthopedist, or local tissue irritation/ infection from the released fluid. If the area is red, hot, swollen, or if you are experiencing reduced wrist mobility, this could suggest infection which needs prompt evaluation ...Read more

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I had a small fracture in my ankle 10 yrs ago, now out of nowhere is starting to hurt me. I haven't hit my ankle or fall. Should I be concerned?

I had a small fracture in my ankle 10 yrs ago, now out of nowhere is starting to hurt me. I haven't hit my ankle or fall. Should I be concerned?

Old Friend.: An old fracture could have the potential to cause some residual discomfort years later. The extent of the discomfort varies person to person and the extent of the initial injury. If the pain you are feeling is becoming an issue, then it is probably best to have it evaluated earlier than later. ...Read more

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Two years ago i had a cheer leading accident and fractured my left collarbone. It didn't snap but the crack was serious. Any way to fully recover?

Two years ago i had a cheer leading accident and fractured my left collarbone. It didn't snap but the crack was serious. Any way to fully recover?

Clavicle injury: It is unlikely that this condition will change without further evaluation. Clavicle injuries may be very treatable and should be evaluated by a physician specializing in musculoskeletal injury. ...Read more

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I had an accident about 2 years ago (fell down the stairs with a hoover) i've had my foot x-rayed twice as it still plays up and it hurts bad. Advice?

Possible occult frac: You could have an occult (hidden fracture) that does not show up on xray. I recommend an MRI of the injured area to see if there is a hidden fracture or other soft tissue injury. Then proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident a month ago since my sacral bone severely hurts when I sit long and when I stand from sitting,left foot tingles. Worried. Help?

Follow up: Sounds like you need a follow up evaluation, and maybe some more imaging. Start with your primary care provider, and be sure to ask if any imaging studies or referral to a spine surgeon is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more