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Dislocated and fractured elbow

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 11, 2011
  • 02:33 AM

In August 2006 I had a massive car accident which left me in a coma in hospital for a while. I received alot of injuries during this time, one of these injuries was a badly fractured and dislocated elbow but because of my other more serious issues it went unnoticed for about 2 weeks. When they found my dislocated and fractured elbow they put it in a cast for about 3 months. When they removed the cast I could not straighten my elbow and the doctor said that a bone had grew straight and was stopping me from straighting my elbow. Since then I have had two surgerys on my elbow where they shaved off part of a bone to allow me to move my elbow. I still cannot straighten my elbow and am still only reaching 60%. The last surgery was about over 2 years ago and I have had barely no pain in my elbow but for the last couple of months I have had alot of pain in my elbow. I was wondering if there is anything I can do to get my arm straighter and to stop the pain? The pain is so bad that at night it is hard to get to sleep :-( Please help

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  • In August 2006 I had a massive car accident which left me in a coma in hospital for a while. I received alot of injuries during this time, one of these injuries was a badly fractured and dislocated elbow but because of my other more serious issues it went unnoticed for about 2 weeks. When they found my dislocated and fractured elbow they put it in a cast for about 3 months. When they removed the cast I could not straighten my elbow and the doctor said that a bone had grew straight and was stopping me from straighting my elbow. Since then I have had two surgerys on my elbow where they shaved off part of a bone to allow me to move my elbow. I still cannot straighten my elbow and am still only reaching 60%. The last surgery was about over 2 years ago and I have had barely no pain in my elbow but for the last couple of months I have had alot of pain in my elbow. I was wondering if there is anything I can do to get my arm straighter and to stop the pain? The pain is so bad that at night it is hard to get to sleep :-( Please help I would suggest discussing your questions with your orthopaedic specialist or getting a second opinion from another orthopaedic specialist and or physiotherapist regarding the management of your dislocated elbow and elbow fracture. In the mean time you may be interested in checking out the above links for detailed information on these injuries. Hope that helps and good luck, PhysioAdvisorwww.PhysioAdvisor.com.au
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