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Should i be concerned

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 7, 2011
  • 05:26 AM

A little background info first off. I had four oblique fractures to my 3rd and 4th metacarpals on my right hand( my right hand is my domindant hand).This was accquired when I hit a jump on a snow machine at roughly 60kms a hour and few 14 feet in the air unplanned. It was a impact injury with frozen ground. I required ORIF procedure and recieved 4 screws only. This surgery occurred on Januraury 1,2011. I had a XRay on March 17,2011 and it showed good bone growth on the forth metacarpal and a little to no bone growth on the third. It is now May and I struggle with strength issues, at best I can produce half the strength as my non domantent hand. If I use my hand I always have discomfort. If I squezze or lift I am a 7/10 for pain for at least 3-4hrs. I have always had swelling present to this day to my affectted hand. My docotor started me on antiinflamatorys, the swelling is less but noticeable still. I notice circulatory issues in the hand to thoughout the day. Esp. if the hand is cold. I had a XRAY on May 4, 2011 the 4th metacarpal looked healed all I could see was the screws no lines, no shading. I compared that metacarpal to the 3rd metacarpal. I notied I could see a small line with black spaces going through one of the screws in the 3rd metacarpal still. from the views of the XRAY my PT showed me. I have read a lot on nonunion fractures, is this one?? Should I be concerned

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