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Wrist and tibia operated, stitches are removed. Physiotherapy? Help?

hi my mother met an accident and her left arm ( wrist operated) and left Leg ( tibia was operated). Stiches has been removed but she is not able to mover either. what should be done. we consulted the doctor, he suggested for physiotherapy otherwise she wont be able to walk. she is losing her confidence. what should i do sir. pl s. guide. Rashi
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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Thanks for writing your query
I do not know the date of operation and her age. But my advice would be do not force her, let her go through recovery period as at her age bones are osteoporotic (weak) and take time to unite and become pain free. Let her do the exercise may be few times a day and give her company.
After discussing with your doctor you may start medicine alendronate (bisphosphonate) to improve her bone strength.
Take care
Dr.mukesh chugh, orthopaedic surgeon
Answered: Sat, 29 Mar 2014
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