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After working out, forearm is sore where I had broken ulna years ago? Can that be so?

After working out, forearm is sore where I had broken ulna years ago? Can that be so?

Tendinitis: If the fracture completely healed and did not involve the elbow or wrist joint, it is unlikely related directly to the fracture. More likely you have muscle soreness or tendinitis from working out. However, if the pain persists, have a physician evaluate. ...Read more

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Hx of approx 30 fractures l arm/wrist, lately a lot of pain n fluid in wrist where radius/ulna meet metacarpals. Is n ultrasound needed any radiation?

Hx of approx 30 fractures l arm/wrist, lately a lot of pain n fluid in wrist where radius/ulna meet metacarpals. Is n ultrasound needed any radiation?

What about MRI?: Ultrasound does not use radiation, and can be used to look for fluid or evaluate soft tissues, but it is not good for looking at the bones themselves.

Consider MRI to look for fluid, at the soft tissues, and inside the bones at the bone marrow. ...Read more

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What type of bench press technique should I use if I broke my ulna?

What type of bench press technique should I use if I broke my ulna?

None until healing: You should get current xrays to confirm healing and clearance from your md before resuming bench press. Once healed you can resume your usual technique (except in extenuating circumstances), just be smart about gradually increasing weight/reps/sets/intensity--you won't be 100% and could risk injuring other structures if you do too much too soon. See an orthopedic specialist in your area. ...Read more

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Why ulna heal faster than radius?

Why ulna heal faster than radius?

Bones heal at equal: Rates given there is equal amount of injury. So more energy into an injury with greater fragmentation may seem to be something that takes longer to heal or a bone that was displaced or has a poor blood supply. The ulna may have a small styloid fracture commonly with a radius fracture and it may seem in this case to "heal" faster as the fracture is less complex in this certain situation ...Read more

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How hard is it to recover from a broken ulna?

How hard is it to recover from a broken ulna?

Ulna fractures: If
Stable and in good position heal well ...Read more

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How do you think a broken ulna should be treated?

How do you think a broken ulna should be treated?

Fractured ulna: It depends if it is an open or closed fracture
and if there is bone displacement. An orthopedic surgeon can recommend the appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Hello. Can you please tell me whether there are any visible signs of advanced age in a skeletal ulna?

Hello. Can you please tell me whether there are any visible signs of advanced age in a skeletal ulna?

Depends on age: There is a growth plate at the end of the ulna near the wrist. Time of fusion can approximate bone age of patient. Usually when completely fused about 16 years of age with variability between men and women. Females are usually approximately two years more advanced than males. Fusion of growth plates particularly legs can sometimes predict ultimate growth of the individual. ...Read more

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What are possible solutions to a fractured ulna?

What are possible solutions to a fractured ulna?

Cast or surgery: The ulna fracture if is not displaced you could treat him cast, if displaced you need to do surgery for it. ...Read more

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Small lump on ulna, what is this?

Small lump on ulna, what is this?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is recovery time from ulna nerve surgery?

What is recovery time from ulna nerve surgery?

Cubital tunnel sun: Outpatient surgery. Long arm splint typically for 7-14 days depending on your surgeon. Limit lifting to 5 lb and gauge activity based on swelling until 6 weeks post op. Usually favoring the arm somewhat for 8-10 weeks. ...Read more

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How much time till full broken ulna and radius heal?

How much time till full broken ulna and radius heal?

At least 6 weeks.: Bones generally gain an appreciable amount of strength back six weeks after a break. Strength/solidity/calcification can continue beyond that, but six weeks is a good marker. ...Read more

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Just had a radius ulna surgery, how long to recover?

Just had a radius ulna surgery, how long to recover?

2 - 3 months: Usually it takes 6-8 weeks for fractures to heal. Then you will need some time to rehab and restore strength and rom. Your surgeon can give you the best estimate. ...Read more

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Around my Ulna I have A bump and it hurts really bad. Is it broken?

Around my Ulna I have A bump and it hurts really bad. Is it broken?

Of course you: Understand that we cannot see your arm over the internet right? As such, there are a number of different things that can cause a painful bump on your arm but without taking a thorough history and examining you we cannot tell you if it is broken. If the pain is persistent you should see a health care provider for an evaluation. Make an appointment or go to a STAT care or ER. ...Read more

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I have pain in my ulna when I do an elbow flex with weights, what can I do?

I have pain in my ulna when I do an elbow flex with weights, what can I do?

Could be ligament: If the pain is in your bone then you need an xray. If the ulna pain is at the wrist it could be a tear or sprain of the tfcc or the ligament that connects the two bones in your forearm. ...Read more

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How difficult is a tfcc debridement with an ulna shortening to recover from?

How difficult is a tfcc debridement with an ulna shortening to recover from?

With the: Proper physical therapy. recovery should not be difficult...your pain and limitation of function is actually being IMPROVED by this surgery and movement should be a lot easier! Remember NO PAIN=NO GAIN!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a question about plate and screws in my ulna. Can they release ions into blood?

I have a question about plate and screws in my ulna. Can they release ions into blood?

No: They're designed not to corrode, rust, react to electicity or magnetism, or release ions, atoms, or electrons into your body. ...Read more

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I had ulna shortening surgery oct 2013. I am having intermittent extreme pain. Is this normal?

Chronic pain: Is never normal. Chronic pain is defined as pain still present after three months despite appropriate treatment and healing.
It could be continuous neuropathic pain disorders are among the most difficult chronic pain syndromes. As the duration of the pain increases, the prognosis for effective management worsens.
Rec.: see your surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Has anyone done surgery from having a broken ulna. And is it better to have titanium or steel plates?

Has anyone done surgery from having a broken ulna. And is it better to have titanium or steel plates?

Broken ulna: Both metals will work. Most of us prefer stainless steel in the us but others, such as some in europe, prefer titanium. The mechanical properties of titanium may be closer to bone so so e argue that this may promote healing but for an ulna fracture either one will work. ...Read more

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My right ulna was removed 10yrs ago due to osteomialitis. What home remedies are useful for pain not relieved by rx's?

Acupuncture, PT: While I'm not sure it has been studied in cases identical to yours, acupuncture does have a role in chronic pain treatment and management. There's not going to be a magic pill, home remedy, or "natural supplement" that takes away pain completely. A multidisciplinary approach that includes some prescription meds, acupuncture and physical therapy is best. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a malunion in my radius and also my ulna I have metalwork present, I rebroke it at the end of the metalwork, can it be fixed?

Hello, I have a malunion in my radius and also my ulna I have metalwork present, I rebroke it at the end of the metalwork, can it be fixed?

Yes: Depending on the severity of the deformity and fracture, and level of function, a decision can be made to immobilize it until healed again, or to remove the hardware and re-address the fracture surgically. Often with malunions this requires cutting the bone, re-setting and fixing it and probable augmentation with bone graft and immobilization. ...Read more

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Should I exercise with a fractured ulna?

No: Ulna's can have trouble healing stillness is required to get the bone ends to heal cast plate stillness is best. ...Read more

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What cast do I need to get for a broken ulna?

What cast do I need to get for a broken ulna?

Depends on fx: Some ulna fractures do not require a cast. Others may actually require surgery. A lot depends on the location of your ulna fracture; is it close to the wrist? Or is it near the elbow? Is it displaced? It would be best to discuss this with an Orthopaedic surgeon who can examine you and review your xrays. Some ulna fractures may be treated in a long arm cast that immobilizes both your wrist and elbo ...Read more

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What are the side effects of nonunion ulna bone?

What are the side effects of nonunion ulna bone?

Many possibilitis: Non unions can lead to pain, deformity, and abnormal function. ...Read more

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I broke my ulna and radius. My wrist is now misaligned. What can I do?

Get professioal help: Seek expert and experienced professionals for the best reduction possible and post operative care. ...Read more

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X ray showed unusual scollping of ulna could it be computer mouse pressure?

X ray showed unusual scollping of ulna could it be computer mouse pressure?

Changes on the: Margin or joint of an ulna at the wrist may be a sign of infalmmatory arthritis, inure, early osteoarthritsi, or just an artifact of normal anatomy but it won't be from uisng a comoute mouse. If one has a joint with xray chages and one does something that irritated it then it owuld make that joint sore but arthritis no whether its a mouse or a car or a smart phone. ...Read more

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I broke my fifth metacarpal and my ulna. Can doctors fix both at the same time?

Ulna and fifth mc fx: Can certainly be fixed at the same time if indicated. Fixation of bone is used to improve and hold position, allow early mobilization and stabilize bones that are not stable enough with casting or pinning closed. ...Read more

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I have a metal plate in my ulna. Should I be able to feel the metal plate under the skin?

I have a metal plate in my ulna. Should I be able to feel the metal plate under the skin?

Metal plaat question: It is possible. An xray of the painful area may narrow the search and an appointment with your orthopedic surgeon is advised to complete the evaluation. ...Read more

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How long would recovery be from getting an external fixator to fix a 8mm bone length difference in ulna?

How long would recovery be from getting an external fixator to fix a 8mm bone length difference in ulna?

Recovery: Depends on your definition of recovery. Its longer than just getting the fixator removed. I take it this is a graft as well to correct a length problem. 8-10 weeks initially, another 4-6 months until all bone remodeling completed. ...Read more

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I hit, I think my ulna nerve and there's a huge bump and hurts even applying slight pressure. Should I go to the doctors?

I hit, I think my ulna nerve and there's a huge bump and hurts even applying slight pressure. Should I go to the doctors?

Likely bursitis.: A large bump on the back of the elbow is usually an olecranon bursitis. Try ice, anti-inflammatories and avoidance of pressure on the bump. If it doesn't show improvement in a few days, see a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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If I snapped my radius and ulna in half basically, how long until I can lift weights again? I have 2 plates and 12 screws.

If I snapped my radius and ulna in half basically, how long until I can lift weights again? I have 2 plates and 12 screws.

Depends: That is a question that you will have to discuss with the orthopedist who did the surgery. That person will have the information that you will need. It is impossible to give that information without the surgical report, etc. ...Read more