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What is effect of a dislocated arm treated with sling?

What is effect of a dislocated arm treated with sling?

Dislocation of arm?: Need more information. Is the dislocation of elbow or shoulder? ...Read more

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What is the adverse effect of a fractured arm without proper treatment?

What is the adverse effect of a fractured arm without proper treatment?

Poor function: If the fracture heals and is not adequately aligned, the arm may not flex, bend, or rotate properly. There may be associated pain. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I've been diagnosed with an acute avulsion fracture of the fibula head. What is the typical treatment & recovery time for this injury?

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

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Have a subluxing/snapping extensor tendon in foot after injury (by 4th met). Doc said only cure for this is surgery. Is this true?

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

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What type of treatment should I expect as a young athlete with shoulder subluxation?

What type of treatment should I expect as a young athlete with shoulder subluxation?

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 more

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Have been diagnosed with a left shoulder impingment and chronic bursitis. Is arthriscopic surgery the only remedy? If so is it common?

Have been diagnosed with a left shoulder impingment and chronic bursitis.  Is arthriscopic surgery the only remedy?  If so is it common?

1-3: Conservative firs, t, nsaids. Activitymodification. Then 2'nd injection into the subacromial bursa, ; 3'rd ; last resort is shoulder decompression. That 2 me is the best path 2 follow. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Injection or surgery: if you have had a decent course of physical therapy, then you may require subacromial injection. Eventually, you may require surgical decompression. See a shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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How long should I experience pain for with a nondisplaced radial head fracture of the elbow?

How long should I experience pain for with a nondisplaced radial head fracture of the elbow?

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

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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.

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.

Yes: But put it back on when you are done. Be careful not to displace the fracture which can happen if you are out of your sling actively moving your arm. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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What type of safe exercises can be done for a shoulder that has impingement/tendinitis syndrome?

A number: Several exercises can help with this. They need to be directly taught to you. I suggest you see a physcal therapist. ...Read more

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I have a stress fracture in the neck of my hip bone and a torn labrum, what is the usual treatment and recovery time?

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 more

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What type of doctor should I visit for hand and arm numbness that is the result of repetitive motion at work?

What type of doctor should I visit for hand and arm numbness that is the result of repetitive motion at work?

PCP or ortho: You can see either your primary care physician, or an orthopedic surgeon. Splinting, anti-inflammatories and/or physical therapy may allow you to avoid surgery. Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What method of opening airways should be used if an athlete has a neck injury?

What method of opening airways should be used if an athlete has a neck injury?

Good Question: Jaw thrust manoeuvre is a good option, as it prevents movement or extension of the cervical spine. Someone properly trained with managing airway has to be available preferable during risky athletic events. ...Read more

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Have chronic thrombosis of radial artery. Having pain in hand. What is the method of treatment. Is surgery risky. What pain medication r given.

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 more

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What is the treatment/prognosis for disi associated with scapholunate tear with slac ? My wrist only hurts with doing pushups.

What is the treatment/prognosis for disi associated with scapholunate tear with slac ? My wrist only hurts with doing pushups.

Surgery: If you already have disi from a scapho-lunate ligament tear the natural history is for you to develop arthritis within in 8-12 years. Since this injury mainly occurs in young people you should seek the advice of a hand surgeon for surgical options. ...Read more

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