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Are risks & outcomes worth surgery for ?Plri, bone fragment, unknown for clicking 30 times a day post radial head fracture - 8 months ago plus rehab?

Are risks & outcomes worth surgery for ?Plri, bone fragment, unknown for clicking 30 times a day post radial head fracture - 8 months ago plus rehab?

Yes: You should have had an MRI by now to look at the details or a ct scan. I think that you need to have it scoped and the ortho surgeon can definitely see what is going on and see what needs to be done next while in the or. A good surgeon will give you a few of the likely possibilities in the office beforehand. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Radial Head Fracture (Definition)

Radial head is the proximal aspect of the radius a bone in your forearm that ends in articulation with the elbow at the capitellum on the lateral side of the distal humerus the radius spins at the radiocapitellar joint as you rotate your forearm. Minor fractures there can result from a simple fall to the hand or severe complex fractures associated with ...Read more


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Are risks & outcomes worth surgery for ?Plri, bone fragment, unknown for clicking 30 times a day post radial head fracture - 8 months ago plus rehab?

Are risks & outcomes worth surgery for  ?Plri, bone fragment, unknown for clicking 30 times a day post radial head fracture - 8 months ago plus rehab?

Depend overall healt: It depends on your overall health. It should be a short procedure between 30-45 min and if conservative measures have not helped in over 6 months and it is interfering with quality of life and causing moderate discomfort, it makes sense to proceed with surgery. If you do not have co-morbid issues that can cause problems with surgery (liver issues, poorly controlled htn, diabetes), emphysema ok. ...Read more

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Symptoms of radial head fracture?

Symptoms of radial head fracture?

Pain: Most commonly falls on the wrist, forearm or elbow can result in a radial head fracture.Symptoms are ususally pain in the elbow and mild swelling(if isolated).Painful supination(palming up)is usually present .Occassionallly these can not be seen well on initial radiographs.See your ors if pain in your elbow persists after a fall.Very common! ...Read more

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How long does it take for a radial head fracture to heal after surgery? Had surgery on January & still get pains

How long does it take for a radial head fracture to heal after surgery? Had surgery on January & still get pains

Bone healed: Certainly by now the bone should be completely healed. You should see your surgeon to make sure and ask if Physical Therapy might be needed to rehab the arm. ...Read more

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What can I do about a cominuted radial head fracture?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Fracture (Definition)

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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more