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How long until the plates & screws in elbow to fix monteggia fracture can be removed? Need another surgery?
Why take them out?: The plates and screws use to fix your fracture rarely need to be removed and can be a difficult procedure. Once the fracture is healed, the hardware is no longer needed. If the hardware causes a problem, it can be removed. I would wait 1- 2 yrs before electively removing the hardware. Activity restrictions are needed after surgery for a limited time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
2nd month after my monteggia fracture surgery, i feel the area around my elbow joints clicking.Is it crepitus? Why now (no problem before)? Solutions?
Prob not: Monteggia fracture dislocation - everything you need to know - dr ... ? 3:13? 3:13 www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=ycjhqe3wlym may 21, 2012 - 3 min - uploaded by nabilebraheim educational video describing the classification of monteggia fractures become a friend on facebook: http://www ... ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
3 months : Most heal in 3 months.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: About 6 wks to some stability / 3m0 to pretty good stability / 6 mo to really decent stability and ~ 24 months to full remodeling smokers all heal slower and low vit d level hinders healing every once in awhile you will see nonunion which means it is not healing and won't without sig intervention also depends on where in the bone the break is & how bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more
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