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Metacarpal Will Able Write
Orthodontist: Consult with a local orthodontist who can actually examine you and advise you of your treatment options. ...Read more
Pain, swelling, loss: Of motion, deviation, rotation, stiffness, throbbing, numbness, discoloration, tightness all can be symptoms of a finger fracture. If one suspects a fracture, then elevation, ice , splinting and urgent evaluation is needed as many seemingly simple fractures in the hand require a detailed understanding of what to do to optimize healing and return of function. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on what is being casted. You may need to learn to write with your other hand or you may have enough of your thumb and fingers exposed to hold a pen to write. Talk with your orthopedist or occupational therapist, as they may be able to fashion an attachment to your cast that can hold the pen for you while writing. ...Read more
Will i be able to return in playing tennis after complete fracture of radius and ulna? Close reduction obtained and settled to bayonet apposition.
Finger dislocation splinting - will that let the finger heal in the right position? How do you stop re-dislocation?
It should: Presuming that you haven't damaged the joint capsule too much, it should heal. ...Read more
Osteomyelitis diagnosis confirmed. Will remove 5th met head. How will this impact my ability to walk/hike long distances? Rehab needed?
Information on a fractured wrist and surgery please? Why would first cast allow shifting? Done wrong?
Yes: It takes time for a fractured elbow to heal. Be patient.Physio is designed to stop your muscles from wasting through lack of use. Stick with the exercises and keep them up and you will be as good as new. ...Read more
Will elbow splinting help ulnar neuropathy? What kind of splint to look for? Who can provide guidance?
Ulnar neuropathy: Avoiding a flexed elbow is key. Splints are not well tolerated. Usually recommend a small volleyball knee pad placed with pad on front side of elbow while you sleep. This will be a gentle reminder during sleep to keep your elbow from flexing allowing the nerve to heal. Can also use during day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No medical education: This is controversial, as psychologists in some states are legally able to prescribe psychiatric medications after a course in psychopharmacology. This is not the same as having the depth and breadth of 4 years of medical education, or serving a 4 year psychiatric medicine residency (which includes general medicine rotations). Treating with meds is much more involved than writing scrips alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
94 years old, infirmed patient not able to lift or place foot properly and unable to walk without help. What to do to arrange pt?
Home PT: A home bound elder can get home pt via the local visting nurse organization. A doctors order needs to be obtained so the agency gets paid. ...Read more
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