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Doctor insights on: Ulnar Osteotomy Rehabilitation Protocols

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I am due to have an ulnar osteotomy procedure done in 3 weeks. How long does it take to recover from? How long will I be off work?

I am due to have an ulnar osteotomy procedure done in 3 weeks. How long does it take to recover from? How long will I be off work?

Ask your doctor: Your operating surgeon should be able to answer your questions. You should ask your doctor whatever your concerns are.
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Osteotomy (Definition)

Osteotomy involves the surgical cutting of a bone, followed by realignment in a way to change the alignment of the bone. This can be done for fractures healed in a crooked manner, bone and joint development abnormalities, and to relieve pressure and pain in arthritic joints. The osteotomy site is usually fixed with some type of hardware to hold the site ...Read more


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Is there any correlation between fracture or ulnar osteotomy non-unions and the use of ppis? What are the studies that have been done, if any?

Don't know of any --: Relationship between nonunions ; the
use of the ppi's.
Maybe someone else might know more about it.
Smoking is certainly implicated in development of nonunions ; improper ; insufficient immobilization of a fx or an osteotomy can go on to develop it.
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Non-union ulnar osteotomy@18wks, obl cut w/lag screw. On extnl usbone stimulator x7wks. When to do bone graft? What if graft doesn't take?

Non-union ulnar osteotomy@18wks, obl cut w/lag screw. On extnl usbone stimulator x7wks. When to do bone graft? What if graft doesn't take?

Let me explain: I would give this bone stimulator about six month to see if it works before I do bone graft on it.
About the second part of the question, what was the for the osteotomy done for?
Let me know I will answer you.
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I have non-union ulnar osteotomy@18wks, what next? What if the bone graft doesn't work, what then? Can long term use of ppi's effect healing?

I have non-union ulnar osteotomy@18wks, what next? What if the bone graft doesn't work, what then? Can long term use of ppi's effect healing?

Bone stimulation: Before you consider bone grafting, consider bone healing with electro-bone growth stimulation (pemf) or ultrasound bone stimulation. This is an accepted, conservative treatment for delay and non-unions of bone. ...Read more

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Recover and rehabilitation for Ulnar claw and apparently Ulnar Nerve Entrapment due to heavy weight-lifting, tennis and CFT?

Recover and rehabilitation for Ulnar claw and apparently Ulnar Nerve Entrapment due to heavy weight-lifting, tennis and CFT?

Please restate: Your question. Did you have a surgical repair? It isn't clear from your question. If you have entrapment, surgery is often required to move the nerve out of the way. Often the pinky and ring fingers are affected and notable weakness in the affected hand. ...Read more

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I need a protocol for my physical therapist. I had medial epicondylar release \ ulnar nerve decompression. It's a complicated situation. Please help?

I need a protocol for my physical therapist. I had medial epicondylar release \ ulnar nerve decompression. It's a complicated situation. Please help?

Not your job: It is not your job to get a professional a protocol for them to do their job. Especially from strangers on the internet who have not examined you or have any ability to prescribe such treatment. ...Read more

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How effective is a bunionectomy osteotomy?

Effective: A bunionectomy osteotomy is pretty effective and stable on it's own. Fixation with screws makes it very stable. ...Read more

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Can you explain the fulkerson osteotomy surgery?

Kneecap realignment.: It is a cut into the bony prominence on the front of your shinbone, where the patella/patellar tendon complex insert. It is then moved and fixed back into the shin bone, in a position where your kneecap will not dislocate or cause pain any longer. ...Read more

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What is the recovery like for a triple osteotomy of the hip?

8-12 weeks: A triplane osteotomy of the hip means redirecting the cup in relationship to the head of the femur and should heal in 12 weeks. ...Read more

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What should I expect after a femoral & tibial derotation osteotomy?

Hopefully improvemen: Those surgeries are generally done to improve a malalignment of the leg, and so hopefully the surgery will dramatically improve your alignment issues. In terms of the surgical recovery itself, it is similar to surgeries that we do for a broken leg where there is a gradual improvement of soreness over 10-14 days and a restriction in weight bearing 6-12 weeks based upon more specifics. ...Read more

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What should I expect after having a tibial derotational osteotomy surgery?

What should I expect after having a tibial derotational osteotomy surgery?

Correction of angula: Derotation osteotomies correct rotational problems usually near the large joint that they are close to;in the proximal tibia it can be for patellar tracking or for correcting deformities around the knee. ...Read more

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Hip osteotomy risks?

Hip osteotomy risks?

Many: Possible nonunion, infection, nerve or blood vessel injury, avascular necrosis of the femoral head. It is major surgery with many possible complications. Find a specialist who does this procedure frequently. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for hip osteotomy?

6-24 months: The time to union of the osteotomy is approximately 8-12 weeks in a non-smoking male your age. Recovery takes place gradually after that and the tissues remodel for up to two years. You will continue to improve for about 24 months after the procedure. ...Read more

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Is an osteotomy on the knee worth it --does it really help?

Is an osteotomy on the knee worth it --does it really help?

In some patients: Osteotomies on the knee are a very good option for people with unicompartmental knee arthritis who are too young for knee replacement surgery. ...Read more

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How hard is an osteotomy on their knee and does it really help?

How hard is an osteotomy on their knee and does it really help?

In some patients: Osteotomies on the knee are a very good option for people with unicompartmental knee arthritis who are too young for knee replacement surgery. Around 85% of people will be happy with the outcome 5 years out from surgery. ...Read more

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