Physiotherapy To Get A Good ROM After Humerus Fracture?

Mar 11, 2014

On January the 19th I broke my humerus - transverse fracture, slightly not aligned -(I'm 23). I had a surgery after a couple of days with percutaneous fixation with wires, then I was put in a sling for over a month. About two weeks ago I removed the wires in day surgery and was told to try and remove the sling and make some pendulum exercise with my arm.

At the moment I've recovered the elbow movement nearly at 100%, but I can't raise my arm nor move it anywhere. In a couple of days I'll have another X Ray, then an orthopedic examination.

I think and hope the doctor will tell me to start physiotherapy... I'd like to ask you how much time I will need to recover a good range of movement for ordinary life activities (like driving, wearing normally, running)

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Four months ago I fractured my humerus in a car accident and got taken to hospital where I had my arm put in a sling. After a month the bone had begun to heal, but very slowly. My doctor said he wasn't sure whether my arm would fully heal without a permanent deformity. I have displayed a picture of the x ray for the last 2 months x rays and any opinions on what I should do would be much appreciated. I am begining to lose faith in my doctors decision to leave it. I have told him that I want the bone replacing but he said it would be risky going through surgery but I have been put on a waiting list nonetheless.

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Proximal Humerus Fracture And Dislocation Of Shoulder

On the 30th November I was crossing a road and was struck by a car.

I was knocked unconscious, but after getting taken to a&e and CT scans and xrays they found I had a proximal humerus fracture

The hospital I was admitted to were terrible at giving me information, but I was told I needed it fixed with an operation. Turns out the shoulder was dislocated and the humerus broken right by it.

Eventually they took me down to surgery on the 4th December (was in hospital the whole time)

The next day I was sent home, being told just to flex and move fingers and straighten my arm from the elbow.

2 weeks later I had a check up, doctor was happy but told me very little. I asked if I should be doing anything else, he said nothing.

After 4 weeks, when no NHS physiotherapy appointment had been scheduled, I went private and started doing pendulum exercises. A week later, I was told to assist my injured arm in moving while lying down and the arm being bent at the elbow.

Today I received a very last minute NHS physiotherapy appointment, I went and it appears if I lie down and move my injured arm (assisted or not) the shoulder moves fine, but if I'm standing it is as if the shoulder isn't moving inside, like the ball isn't moving and the shoulder physically moves up.

I haven't got another appointment with the hospital until the 16th

The NHS physiotherapist was worried about my range of motion and said it needs to be weekly appointments.

I'm 24 years old, not over or under weight, fairly good diet, smoke (have cut down) rarely drink

I normally ride a motorbike and drive a car and I really miss being able to!

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Should I keep taking therapy or wait till healing of fracture?

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I'm a 19 year old girl in good health and no previous broken bones or medical conditions. 8 days ago

I fractured my humerus, mid shaft. Its an oblique fracture. I had an appointment with a orthopedic surgeon and

The bone is perfectly aligned now and the feeling in my fingers and wrist is back. I still cannot move my lower arm.

I was fitted with a brace about 13 hours into the break, and I can no longer feel the bones clicking. The past couple days I

Have had an intense itching under the brace and tonight it got so bad I stuck a cotton swab under the mesh slip to itch it. When I looked at the swab it was a little bloody and had puss and what looked like peeling skin on it. When I looked on the back of my arm under the mesh slip I saw a red rash. It looks and feels very raw. Is this normal?

Also, my elbow and lower arm is extremely swollen. I know this is from the buildup of fluids. But on the underside of my elbow there is a huge bluish purplish reddish bruise. Is this normal?

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Humerus Fracture - Limited Hand And Wrist Movement Due To Nerve Damage

I am 2 week into my broken fracture in my humerus just above the elbow

The doctors undertook surgery and after the surgery they did say my nerve was damaged in the process as I had a metal plate inserted to put back the broken bones together if that make sense.

Whilst I understand the fracture will take a while to heal I am real concerned about my nerve injury I can't move my thumb freely, I can't move wrist at all I can bend my fingers but I can't straighten

My splint is tight so I do loosen this and try to do exercise with my hand.

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Has anyone else gone through this type of physical therapy? Has it worked in helping you feel better (less dizzy/vertigo)?

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But the worst of it is when she corrected my posture has caused so much pain in my non operated hip, groin and back, it has left me in agony, I actually feel sick.

I have never felt so despondent in my life, she made me feel terrible, and finished by saying that I probably need a hip replacement for the left hip just like that! As if it was nothing. I felt slapped by that casual comment - given what we all go through it is not the best news, and I could have done with her breaking it to me a little more gently.

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I am a 50 y.o. female. For a variety of reasons, my GP is opting for the physiotherapy route for treatment/management, rather than hip replacement surgery. My femoral head is flattened (the X-ray Technician even exclaimed, "Oh! I've never seen one shaped like THAT before!", and even showed me the x-ray film.

I have been doing some further research about the disease, which mentioned a link with hypothyroidism, delayed bone growth - I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism when I was about 11/12 y.o., at which time the specialist told my mum that I had the bone structure of a 9 y.o.

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1. When i smile my eyes sinks it looks like its almost closed but its not.

2. when i speak lower lid of the eye part goes up and down.

3. My  left eye looks little smaller than the other.

4. If i try to pucker my lips the affected part(leftist part of the lips will always move to the righter part) this is not normal

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I go back on Thursday to see my surgeon, it will be 7.5 weeks since the op.  I want to be able to speak honestly to him about my experience.

Today I went into town with my daughter and 5 year old granddaughter.  Hitchin is an old market town with cobble streets and lots of steps up and down on and off pavements.  I went without a stick, big big regret.  I am almost 7 weeks post-TKR.  My leg was in agony and I couldn't wait to get home.  That was really depressing as I thought I was doing so much better.

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I've had physical therapy (which aggravated the left socket), steroid injections into the ischial tuberosity bursa (both sides) - due to the doc thinking probable ischial tuberosity bursitis, which it is not, & am scheduled for an EMG down both sides of my lumbar spine (I hate those tests - they really hurt!). Meanwhile, I've been working with my chiropractor who does adjustments, percussion massage, iontophoresis, & cold laser treatment on me twice a week.

NO ONE knows what this is, WHERE to send me, or how to FIX it!

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Osteomyelitis In Right Arm Bone (Humerus)

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Broken Humerus Healed Crooked

I fractured my Humerus back in February playing hockey, not exactly sure how it happened that night is pretty foggy for me. It took a long time to heal but that is not the issue.

My concern is how crooked the bone is when my arm is hanging at my side. When my elbow is bent 90 degrees the bone is almost completely straight, but the second it's at my side it's pretty far off. I can feel it when I touch my arm. Should I be concerned with it? The doctor wasn't at all saying it will be fine and said I am free to go and no need for any more appointments.

Any risks from having the bone healed crooked mid-shaft?

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