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Elbow pain where nail end projecting, joint pain in fingers. Taking calcium

I am 43yr old female, had an ORIF with Sq. nail fixation for Gr.1 open fracture right forearm #BB lower third on june 29-2012. Long arm cast was removed after 5weeks & xray was taken & the doctor asked me to keep slab with bandage for 1 more month.I am still with the same & I have pain on the elbow joint where the nail end is projecting if hits, thumb movement is tight & as I didn t started to do exercises I have joint pain in my fingers & while lifting my hands. please tell me what I have to do as my next appointment with the doctor is after 2 weeks. I am taking only calcium tabs what about antiinflammatory .
Asked On : Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

Thanks for posting your query

You had operated for grade-1 compound fracture BB forearm by Square nail.

Slab was given to you as an external stablisation because square nailing was not a so rigid fixation.

After 5 weeks there is no much role for anti-inflammatory drug, but you can take it SOS when pain occurs.
So you should visit your surgeon after 2 weeks for clinical exam of fracture site.


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