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Elbow joint is still shifted after plaster. Should I go for surgery?

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Hi All,
I'm having an orthographic injury. I had an accident on feb 2007, in that accident my right hand's elbow joint shifted from it's exact location, doctor didn't fixed that joint they just coverd it with plaster, After plaster till yet I can't open and close my hand properly. So it's possible to get this elbow's bone in correct shape by surgery or anything else??
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Posted Sat, 20 Apr 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Rajesh Gajwani 18 hours later
Thanks for your query.

After reading your symptoms I feel that there can be 2 issues with your injury:

1. Assuming that the plaster was placed and the joint is still shifted from the actual position then the answer can only be surgery but it needs to be clinically examined by an orthopedic surgeon.

2. If the plaster was placed and the doctor corrected the position of the elbow joint in 2007 but still the movement is inhibited then the treatment will be physiotherapy which will improve your hand/elbow mobility.

Before any decision is made, xrays are needed for a final diagnosis of the joint condition.

Hope this helps.
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