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Had brain injury, in rehab, fell, fractured right hand. What can be done? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:hi doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:hello Dr XXXXXXX
User:this is regarding my son who had a brain injury couple of months back
User:and was under rehab
User:i hope you remember
Doctor:I remember your sons case.
Doctor:How is he doing now?
User:he is recovering very slowly now
User:but bad thing which happened in between was he fell while doing rehab 6 weeks back
User:and had fructure on his right hand
User:where Rehab was taking place
User:so he had plaster for 6 weeks
User:which is getting removed tommorow and as per doctor he should be fine
User:but will this effect his future recovery
User:and willl he every recover his hand leg fully
Doctor:The fracture will heal gradually.
User:yes that has almost heal
User:but what about his rehab recovery
User:his hand and leg are still weak
User:and under recovery
User:they have to get strength back
Doctor:He might have some amount of stiffness in the plastered hand,
Doctor:and this can also be corrected with appropriate physiotherapy exercises.
Doctor:This is a minor event when compared to what he had previously.
User:doctor in such cases does the child recover fully after few year
Doctor:This would not affect his road to recovery.
Doctor:So do not worry.
User:i mean will he be a normal person after his physiotherapy is done
User:i am only worried about his full recovey
User:he has a long life to live study .. play and even study
Doctor:Keep up the hope and follow the rehab process strictly, while following up with his neurology/neursurgeon doctors regularly.
User:yes that we are doing
User:no negligence in that
Doctor:The chances of neurological improvement in young individuals are better,
Doctor:so follow up with your doctors regularly
Doctor:and do involve in the rehab proces.
Doctor:Have you followed what I have suggested?
User:yes I did
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