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Fracture on the right tenis elbow - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   hi
User :   i need ur help
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you there xxxxxx ?
User :   i met with an accident , 7 months before
Doctor :   ok
User :   my right tenis elbow got fractured
Doctor :   ok
User :   radial head , specifically
Doctor :   ok
User :   till 2 months doctor tried setting right by pyhsotherpy , since condition remained same
User :   doctor told me to under go operation
Doctor :   ok
User :   in the operation , they removed small piece of bone
User :   doc told me that after operation u will be moving ur hands free
Doctor :   ok
User :   but after 4 months also , m not able to move my hand properly
User :   daily m going to pysho
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   which movements are restricted in particular?
User :   movement like i cant bend my arms to touch my ears or i cant completely strainten my arms as before
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was the radial head removed?
User :   only the piece of the radial head , a small piece
User :   will my hands be ok ?
User :   :(
Doctor :   was any prosthesis kept inside? (a wire or plate)
User :   no implants ....
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there just pain or stiffness?
User :   or will i be considered as a handicaped
User :   both :(
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you may need re-evaluation, as there may have been further injury
Doctor :   you just have to continue with the physio for some more months as radial head fractures are difficult to heal
User :   i hav taken a new x ray also past 20 days back
Doctor :   was there any abnormality?
Doctor :   are you able to do screwing movements or rotational movements with your elbow?
User :   i was having pain .... since pysho doc was putting extra pressure on my hands .
Doctor :   ok
User :   no other abnormalitiees as such !
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what about the movements?
Doctor :   rotational movements
User :   i cant rotate my hands in screwing movements :(
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was the head broken into several pieces?
User :   no ... only one piece ... very small one ....
Doctor :   ok
User :   hey doc are u a ortho specialist
Doctor :   the most common cause may be due to stiffness
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner
User :   pysho also tell me the same
User :   i get pain due to stiffness itseems
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   that is the commonest cause of pain
User :   hey doc where r u frm ? if dont mind ... :)
Doctor :   radial head fractures are risky as the joint is involved
User :   ok
Doctor :   they cause a lot of stiffness
User :   which place ?
Doctor :   we are bangalore based
User :   ok
Doctor :   i also suggest that you take more proteins in your diet
Doctor :   that helps in improving the muscle strength around the joint
User :   this operation was done at wocardt hospital
Doctor :   ok
User :   doc (pysho) also insist me the same....
Doctor :   if the stiffness persists you may have to go for another surgery
User :   will it not be a problem if i get operated again ?
Doctor :   no
User :   i m 25 , is there any other solution for it ?
Doctor :   was there an open wound?
User :   no open wound
Doctor :   just regular physiotherapy and constant reevaluation
Doctor :   continue the physiotherapy for 2 months more
Doctor :   if there is still no improvement
Doctor :   then you may have to go for a soft tissue operation
User :   i have also fractures at my hip(hair line ) and also at my left leg thumb also
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have they healed?
User :   hip is ok now
Doctor :   ok
User :   leg is also far better than my hands
Doctor :   physio helps you to prevent arthritis in the future
Doctor :   in the hand
User :   doc m totally fed up with my hand pain
Doctor :   are you using any medicines?
Doctor :   right now?
User :   s
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   pain killers?
User :   pain killer
User :   s
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you just need to continue them
Doctor :   take them after meals
User :   ok
Doctor :   and try to apply cold compresses
Doctor :   whenever there is pain
Doctor :   that helps with pain a lot
User :   if i dont take them i wont get sleep :(
Doctor :   continue physio without fail
Doctor :   as thats the only way to improve your hand movements
User :   now a days i have improved my stength
Doctor :   ok
User :   before i was able to lift only 2 kg
Doctor :   that shows there is improvement
User :   since 1 week i can go up to 4 kgs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thats significant improvement
User :   but i'll be having severe pains in the night
Doctor :   first the gross movements return
User :   ok
Doctor :   then the fine movements
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   try the cold compresses
User :   means ?
Doctor :   ice packs on the paining area
User :   is hot water packing ok?
Doctor :   better not
User :   y?
Doctor :   as hot water may sometimes be risky
User :   ok
Doctor :   it could worsen the stiffness
Doctor :   in some
Doctor :   also if the pain becomes suddenly inbearable
User :   but both my doc and also pshyo doc insist on hot water
Doctor :   then you should rush to a hospital
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   some say hot water and some advice cold
Doctor :   it depends on the individual
User :   hey doc can i know ur name plz ?
User :   nw which is better ?
Doctor :   as i have not physically examined you
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can go with your docs advice
User :   ok
Doctor :   Dr. xxxxxx
User :   thnx
Doctor :   just avoid boiling hot water
Doctor :   as it may worsen the stiffness
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Doctor :   please confirm your details
User :   dont mistake , i just wanted to keep u informed about my daily updates
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Doctor :   ok
User :   mob :0000
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User :   thz the old one
Doctor :   ok
User :   doc how do i contact u daily
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   hhhmmm s?
User :   :)
Doctor :   you can chat with us or email us at YYYY@YYYY
User :   plz give me ur gmail id if u have
User :   plz :(
Doctor :   you can also call us at 91-80-0000 (Mon - Fri, 12PM to 6PM)
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   till wat time u will be avaliable ?daily
User :   s i have filled it
Doctor :   9am to 9 pm ist
User :   thnk u !
Doctor :   one of our doctors will be available
User :   will u not be avaliavble
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   no no if some is else is there , then i need to expain them daily or wat ?
Doctor :   no your chat will be stored in our database
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can just explain them briefly
Doctor :   anything else Uday?
User :   oooo no .... again
Doctor :   your case will be familiar to them
User :   nothing else madam , i will keep u updated ... plz help me getting my hand back as it was before ....
Doctor :   just a brief intro would be sufficient
User :   thz all i need :(
Doctor :   just continue with the physiotherapy
User :   ok
Doctor :   and regular consultations
User :   sure
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service

User :   ok thnx a lot for ur time

User :   bye
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
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