Top
40
Doctor insights on: Pain Screws Humerus

Share
1

1
Thumb pain after luna bone fracture?

Thumb pain after luna bone fracture?

possibly referred: The lunate bone is not far from the base of the thumb, and so it is possible that your pain is a referred pain from the lunate fracture. Another possibility is that in addition to the lunate fracture, you have also sustained a bone or ligamentous injury to the thumb itself. Thank you. ...Read more

3

3
Swollen foot and hip pain after broken hip repaired?

Swollen foot and hip pain after broken hip repaired?

This is common.: This is a common finding after such a surgery. The major concern is to be on the look out for a d.V.T or clot in the leg. This would typically cause swelling of the leg and pain in the calf. The foot swells as the motion in the extremtiy is limited. The pain in the hip after the procedure is expected. Ice the hip, take your meds, and elevate your foot while at rest. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Severe intrarticular comminuated fracture of radius, ulna and avulsion stylod six months ago with shifting while in cast still pain palm near thumb?

Severe intrarticular comminuated fracture of radius, ulna and avulsion stylod six months ago with shifting while in cast still pain palm near thumb?

Palm and thumb pain: Can be due to many things, post fracture joint issues, things that have nothing to do with the actual fracture such as arthritis or tendonitis and some things that overlap , a careful followup exam and good follow up xrays may help sort this out. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Thign pain after spine fused?

Thigh pain: After fusion can be multifactorial. It can be due to nerve irritation along the front of the thigh, nerve irritation after decompression, hip flexor stretch, etc. Most often this settles down in a few weeks but you should bring it up with your surgeon to have them evaluate you. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Humerus fracture sling cause swelling problems?

Humerus fracture sling cause swelling problems?

Let me understad: The sling they use to treat the fracture(brace) that could cause swelling some time but it will get better with time , you could also make it comfortable by adjustment. ...Read more

9

9
Torn cartlidch from wrist bone?

Torn cartlidch from wrist bone?

Wrist: Sounds like tfcc, or triangular fibrocartilage complex tear. Consider initial splint/rest/nsaids, etc. Conservative treatment first, before considering arthroscopic removal, debridement, or repair. ...Read more

10

10
Regarding ankle fracture, where on the ankle is the "posteromedial fracture fragment" (1 screw) and "posterolateral fracture fragment" (2 screws)?

Regarding ankle fracture, where on the ankle is the "posteromedial fracture fragment" (1 screw) and "posterolateral fracture fragment" (2 screws)?

Medial/ lateral: Medial is the inner side of the ankle, lateral the outer side. Posterior is towards the back. Hope it helps . ...Read more

11

11
PCLavulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adj tibial bone edema.grade1 strain of ACL.grade2strain lateral coll lig strain.is surgery req?

PCLavulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adj tibial bone edema.grade1 strain of ACL.grade2strain lateral coll lig strain.is surgery req?

Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion. ...Read more

12

12
Glenohumeral joint debridement,microfracture,anterior labrum repair,subacromial bursectomy decompression.5mos physio Why ROM restricted above shoulder?

Glenohumeral joint debridement,microfracture,anterior labrum repair,subacromial bursectomy decompression.5mos physio Why ROM restricted above shoulder?

Very common in your-: -age group. it takes a lot of therapy above and beyond your formal sessions to gain the notion. daily passive 2-3 times a day which requires a partner. you do what the PT protocol says to do but much more intense at home. in the long run most everyone looses ,motion after surgery. the first 2-3 months are the most important ...Read more

13

13
Pain from right hip bone to rib cage, why?

Pain from right hip bone to rib cage, why?

Could be many things: Depends on exact location, groin or outside of hip? Sharp pain that does not go away for while could be muscle pull but if it lasts > 3 weeks need xray and exam. ...Read more

14

14
Can humerus fracture heal without sling.

Can humerus fracture heal without sling.

Give it a rest: Best to immobilize your fracture with a sling, splint or orthotic. Not giving it a chance to heal could lead to a nonunion which could result in a surgery. ...Read more

15

15
Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket.Right handed/ no injury?

Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket.Right handed/ no injury?

Get evaluated: Although it would be rare for someone of your age to have heart trouble, shoulder pain is often seen with ischemia of the heart. Also, patients with injury to the spleen can have left shoulder pain. See you doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

17

17
Where exactly on ankle is a "posteromedial fracture fragment" and a "posterolateral fracture fragment" requiring screws? (Trimalleolar fx).

Trimalleolar fractur: A trimalleolar ankle fracture by definition is an unstable ankle fracture that requires operative fixation. It includes the the distal fibula( lateral maleolous ), the medial distal end of the tibia( medial maleolous ), and the lower end of the tibia in the back of the ankle ( posterior maleolous ). The medial and lateral maleolous typically need fixation. Posterior maleolous only if >25% of joint ...Read more

18

18
Knee injury. MRI report "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Knee injury. MRI report  "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion. ...Read more

20

20
Does a distal humerus supracondylar fracture require surgery?

Displacement: If the fracture is not properly aligned, surgery is typically recommended for the best outcome. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
22

22
Is it possible for my humerus to still break down further after having a plate and 5 screws put in 10 yrs ago?

Is it possible for my humerus to still break down further after having a plate and 5 screws put in 10 yrs ago?

No: The bone or the hardware can break but only if you have another significant fall. The bone usually breaks below or above the hardware. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
23

23
I have a broken screw in my humerus causing pain in my arm what can be done?

I have a broken screw in my humerus causing pain in my arm what can be done?

Broken screw: Hello, i would recommend you visit your orthopedic physician. Often times the foreign body can be easily removed. After the removal, your pain should resolve. ...Read more

24

24
I broke my humerus 13 months ago. I got a plate with 8 screws.I can do sports again. Should i remove the plate or not?

I broke my humerus 13 months ago. I got a plate with 8 screws.I can do sports again. Should i remove the plate or not?

Best 2 ask Ur ortho: It really should b answered by ur surgeon. A lot depend on the location of the fx, what sport u want 2 return 2, the quality of the healing. Usually @ 13 mos the bone is well healed in 1 ur age. The? Is should u have the hardware removed. It is just along for the ride if well healed. Ask ur orto about these 2 questions he/her is better informed about ur situation ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
25

25
I have a rod and screws in my humerus bone. Surgery was a month ago. I am still in excruciating pain. I am a body builder. Will i ever lift again?

Yes: Yes! athletes do well and always get frustrated with the rate of healing. (its probably a positive prognostic sign) keep working with your pt and accept that it will always hurt a bit, but you will most likely lift again. It can take a year for full recovery. ...Read more

26

26
One screw came loose on my broken humerus bone. What should I do?

One screw came loose on my broken humerus bone. What should I do?

Ortho surgeon: See your ortho surgeon for treatment options. Depending on imaging reads, duration since surgical fixation, medical history etc, he or she may be the best to decide your next steps. I hope this helps. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
27

27
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?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
28

28
28yrs, fell off mtb & broke my humerus mid shaft. Brace for a day then installed plate with 6 screws. How long recovery? Arm swollen is normal?

28yrs, fell off mtb & broke my humerus mid shaft. Brace for a day then installed plate with 6 screws. How long recovery? Arm swollen is normal?

Varies: How do you define recovery? Mid humeral fractures typically heal in 6-12 weeks. The plate and screws may allow for a more rapid recovery than if treated without surgery. Many patients need some rehab/therapy later in the recovery process. Expect to return to most activities of daily living normally in 2-3 months and add 1-2 months for a return to sports, etc. Arm swelling is typical for most. ...Read more

29

29
I am 22, my humerus bone is fractured and I have done surgery on18 april, 2014. The doctor installed a plate with 8 screws. When will this be healed?

I am 22, my humerus bone is fractured and I have done surgery on18 april, 2014. The doctor installed a plate with 8 screws. When will this be healed?

Good question: You have to consult with your orthopedic surgeon who did the surgery. He/she will examine you and may also get an imaging study. That and the general state of your health will determine the extent of healing. ...Read more

30

30
I had surgery on a dismal humerus fracture three months ago. On the X-ray there's a screw broken, and my arm moves around in a circular motion, is this normal.

Not normal: Distal humerus fractures are often difficult to manage, fix and heal. It sounds like you may be describing a delayed union or failure of fixation (screw breakage). You need to be re-evaluated by your surgeon to make sure everything is healing appropriately ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
33

33
Will i ever regain the strength in my shoulder following a 4point break of my humerus and subsequent hemiarthroplasty jan 2013? I completed my pt.

Will i ever regain the strength in my shoulder following a 4point break of my humerus and subsequent hemiarthroplasty jan 2013? I completed my pt.

Shoulder Hemiarthrop: While strength can certainly improve, it is unlikely to return to normal after a hemiarthroplasty. ...Read more

34

34
How do I strengthen my broken humerus?

How do I strengthen my broken humerus?

Regular exercises to: Strengthen the muscles and increase the range of motion of the shoulder and elbow joints. This way your humerus will get stronger as well. Having a balanced diet and with multivitamins will also enhance the healing process. Follow your doctors advise to maximize the results in the shortest possible time. ...Read more

35

35
What are the best ways to treat and care for a broken humerus?

What are the best ways to treat and care for a broken humerus?

Depends: It depends on the location, type, and severity of the fracture. Casting may be all that is needed, or surgery maybe necessary. Most of the time, a cast is all that is required. ...Read more

36

36
How complicated is distal humerus surgery in an otherwise healthy individual? How long does it last & what is the prognosis?

How complicated is distal humerus surgery in an otherwise healthy individual? How long does it last & what is the prognosis?

Need more info: Did you break your elbow. If that is the problem, surgery isn't very risky, but your elbow may not straighten completely after it heals. It may also not bend as much as the other side. If it is something else, please let me know. ...Read more

37

37
What is the easiest way to tell if I have a fractured humerus?

Xrays: Although an experienced physican can usually tell if a bone is fractured, the most definitive and quickest way to tell is with an xrays of the bone in question. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
38

38
How long does a fractured humerus take to heal?

Fracture humerus: The average time for healing of the fracture is 6weeks. It may take longer if you smoke or have diabetes, osteoporosis. ...Read more

39

39
Mri possible with stainless steel plate in humerus?

Mri possible with stainless steel plate in humerus?

Yes, but...: Yes it is possible. Stainless steel is non-ferromagnetic. However, it will cause artifact, making it difficult to evaluate the tissues adjacent to the plate. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
40

40
Could the plate in my humerus have weakened my bone so it will break down further?

Could the plate in my humerus have weakened my bone so it will break down further?

Hard to say.: If you have a plate and hardware that has occupied a significant area of the humerus, it may put you at risk for re-fracture at the original fracture site. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer