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One Screw Came Loose On My Broken Humerus Bone What Should I Do
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
How long should I wait to have a proximal locking screw out of my broken femur? I broke hip 1st of jan got rod down leg also.screw in hip hurts
It has been 3 months since I had surgery on my 5th metacarpal bone due to boxer's fracture.
Is it safe for me to do knuckle push ups on hard surface while having metal plate placed on metacarpal bone?
Without knowing: the true status, location, scar status, point at which youve recovered motion, strength and all the factors that your treating surgeon or therapist would know from treating you is is hard specifically answer that question. in general yes , BUT you really need to ask them ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I broke my ankle 1 year ago. I broke 3 bones, my ankle still hurts a lot do you think its the plates and screws?
Possibly: It could be, the plates and screws we use to fix ankle fractures can be somewhat prominent. If your pain is right over your incision and it is tender there that might be the cause. Other possibilities are post traumatic arthritis, non Union or mail Union of the fracture, among other possible causes. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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What to do if i fell and put all my weight on my non-weight bearing leg. I have a tibia/fibula fracture.?
See your Orthopod: who has been treating you for your FX and let him examine you and get a XRs on your leg/ankle. Do what he tells you. Good luck. ...Read more
What should I do if the graft holding my broken titanium plate in my forearm is giving me constant pain?
I had my plate and screws removed from my right ankle 12 days now but my dr does not want me put any weight on it as he had to shave off bone.
Common: After removal of orthopaedic hardware, especially when bone was removed to get the hardware out, or smooth off bone overgrowth, it's common to limit weight bearing for 4-6 weeks. The bone is surprisingly susceptible to fracture after removing a screw. 4-6 weeks is the time needed by the bone to strengthen around the screw hole. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I have broken my tibia bone about 40mm above my left ankle it was a clean breake but on a angle so a opp 7 screws 1 plate. time of cure, and preshu?
Awhile: Tibial shaft fractures take 8-12 weeks to heal ...Read more
Met with accident 8 months back. Docs saved my toe but bone was chipd so put a bone graft now it doesn't bend. What can I do to reverse. Anthr surgry?
My humerus bone broke 2 month ago I have a brace but i feel that my bone still move what do I do?
Ask your doc...: At 2 months the bone should be healed enough that it is not moving around. You need to check an xray to confirm healing. ...Read more
I have a wound on my ankle, i hve a plate and 5 screws attached, cud a screw coming loose cause the wound? How do I fix this.
I had a plate and screws put in my left arm to fix a humerus break 6 weeks ago but one of the screws has come loose. I have a appointment with my surgeon but I was wondering your opinion on picking up my 13lb son still?
Would avoid til xray: I would avoid any strenuous activities with the arm until you get an exam and xray. It is not uncommon for a screw to back out the question is the fracture healing or are there other issues i would see your surgeon asap to make sure everything else is ok because chances are that the fracture is not fully healed in 6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pulled out one of my pens from cast for my wrist but i was itching. It an i pulled out one of the pins what do I do?
I have a displaced fibula fracture roughly 4-5 inches below my knee, The doctor I saw has me on crutches just doing RICE Will I need surgery?
Depends on type frac: you can have different types of fractures. Some are more unstable than others. Depends on how you heal. If the fracture is straight across the bone it may be less challenging than a spiral fracture which may not heal well increasing your risk of needing surgery. Do not jump the gun. Give it some time to heal and let him reevaluate . If you have that little confidence in this doctor I advise you to ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About a year ago i got surgery on a broken right humorous bone. Plate and screws were used.I have constant pain, swelling, and brusing. Is that normal?
Without more details: Difficult to tell, but it doesn't sound normal. Consult with your orthopedic surgeon about possible hardware removal, to see if that would help or not. ...Read more
If I snapped my radius and ulna in half basically, how long until I can lift weights again? I have 2 plates and 12 screws.
It is a fracture (bone break) of the upper arm bone. The humerus is the bone that connects to the shoulder (through part of the shoulder blade) at one end, the elbow (through the two bones of the forearm, the ulna and the radius) at the other. The humerus can be fractured ...Read more
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