Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

No movement in hand - after surgery for fracture in fore arm

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 25, 2010
  • 07:09 AM

I had comined type 1 fracture in my felt fore arm. After surgery I left to my hometown with med leave from office, I took suggestion from a local Ortho surgeon who asked me to maintain the same position with seldom movements for another 2 weeks and so it continued… Suddenly I developed viral fever and was hospitalized were I met another Ortho Surgeon, who saw me and asked me to make my palm face up, down, turn my hand, do wrist movement but my hand stood still, I couldn’t do any of them when he tried moving it, I felt terrible pain. Now doctor is saying since I had not moved my hand for about 85 days it will now not gain any movement back and I should live like this only.
Is it true that I have to live with more like a dead left hand? Or is there any treatment which I can opt to gain back my physical activities? Please share your valuable advice.

Reply Flag this Discussion
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?