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What Is Effect Of A Dislocated Arm Treated With Sling
I have been refered to a hand surgent for scapolunate ligament damage. Gap widening.What types of treatment is used for this injury or is it surgery?
Usually surgery: This is usually a surgically treated problem with multiple options of care depending on the extent of injury, time frame of diagnosis to date of injury, and symptomatology. Surgical options range from soft tissue reconstruction to partial fusion or per-cutaneous pinning. Diagnostic studies include mri, arthrogram and arthroscopy. You need to follow through with the hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been diagnosed with an acute avulsion fracture of the fibula head. What is the typical treatment & recovery time for this injury?
Fibulae head avulsn: One needs to be concerned regarding the injury to the surrounding tissue like the PCL or posterior lateral corner . I.e. The fibulae head avulsion is the tip of the iceberg ,as in jury to the other structures can lead to significant knee problems. It would be prudent to undergo an MRI to assess the total injury as treatment then is based on the accuracy of the diagnosis. Consider a virtual consu ...Read more
Have a subluxing/snapping extensor tendon in foot after injury (by 4th met). Doc said only cure for this is surgery. Is this true?
Snapping tendon: It is possible that over time, the bony callous (thickened area) will consolidate and remodel so that it is thinner, and at that point, the tendon may not snap over it. Time will tell. ...Read more
Therapy: After a thorough medical evaluation to rule out serious instabilities and causes, the initial treatment for this problem is typically a short period of rest followed by physical therapy to strengthen the stabilizing muscles that hold the shoulder joint in place. Protective/restrictive braces can also be utilized depending on the athlete's sport. Surgery can be an option if all else fails. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have been diagnosed with a left shoulder impingment and chronic bursitis. Is arthriscopic surgery the only remedy? If so is it common?
What is the treatment for moderate lateral down slope of the acromion? I have done physiotherapy for a year with some success, but pain persists.
6-8 weeks: Generally it take about 6-8 weeks for this fracture to heal. Being over 50, if you have any osteopenia it may take a little longer. It is really important that you continue to work on being able to straighten your elbow! Do not let it get stiff in the bent position. You should work on the range of motion at lease a couple of times a day. Just let pain be your guide as to when and where to stop ...Read more
Is a open acj excision a standard procedure for a painful/tender impringment of the AC shoulder joint. Will this op cause any issues with instability.
Most likely not: This operation done for long time , if it is done in the way, should not cause any instability in that joint. ...Read more
There is fracture of enterior part of greater tuberosity of humerus. Doctor advised me to wear sling for 3 weeks. Can i put off sling while bath.
In the case of a spiral humeral fracture in a sarmiento brace, when is appropriate to stop using cuff sling and allow free movement of forearm?
Sticky: The fracture typically becomes 'sticky' after 10-14 days depending on the health status of the individual (takes longer if you smoke or are unhealthy). You should come out of the sling for ROM exercises as soon as you can comfortably. Fracture typically heals quickly and without future consequences. ...Read more
Fractured the surgical neck of left humerus. There is also possible nerve damage. What is a reasonable recovery time. Fracture considered moderate.
Union of humeral: Fracture usually takes 6-8 weeks ; full recovery may take up to a year.Best wishes on ur rehab! http://www.humpalphysicaltherapy.com/mobile/injuries-conditions/shoulder/shoulder-issues/adult-humerus-fractures/a~3268/article.html. http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/fractured-humerus.html. ...Read more
I have a stress fracture in the neck of my hip bone and a torn labrum, what is the usual treatment and recovery time?
Fracture priority: First priority is the fracture. See an ortho doc immediately. This can cause significant probs if not treated. Some stress fx's of fem neck need surgery. Once fracture is dealt with, then deal w the labrum. If surgery needed for stress fx, then possible surgery for both at same time if ortho doc does arthroscopy too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What type of doctor should I visit for hand and arm numbness that is the result of repetitive motion at work?
What is the treatment for septic joint of the ankle? What is recovery time like? Is your ankle placed in a plaster or other bracing? The symptoms?
Septic joint: Symptoms are pain and swelling, maybe fever. Septic arthritis is a serious condition. Diagnosis is made by aspirating joint fluid, then checking it for wbc, bacteria and doing a culture. Prolonged antibiotics are required. Splinting the joint is desirable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have chronic thrombosis of radial artery. Having pain in hand. What is the method of treatment. Is surgery risky. What pain medication r given.
Consult hand surgeon: Chronic thrombosis of the radial artery should be treated if there is inadequate blood supply to the hand. The most important question is: is the ulnar artery supplying adequate circulation to all the fingers and thumb. Treatment options depend on the answer to this question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment/prognosis for disi associated with scapholunate tear with slac ? My wrist only hurts with doing pushups.
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