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Suggest treatment for broken elbows while on Plavix

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Dr. Aashish Raghu

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :2011

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Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 in Back Pain
Question: Hi yesterday i fell face down onto marble floor in my house. I broke my left elbow in 2 spots. Also hit corner stairs left thigh
Walked in but after an hour had excutiating pain left tigh blew up swollen
Xray showed not broken but pain so bad almost passed out.
Told me i had hemotoma
Am on plavix they took all bloodwork all perfect. Pressure i have always low
Leg is still swollen and i cannot put any weight on it, plus have broken arm.
Anything i can do besides ice because incannot even walk to bathroom
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Limb elevation, ice, medication

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

Thanks for the query.

It is unfortunate for you to have suffered this accident. I can understand your pain.

You need to get your upper limb splined and if required, surgery be done soon.

Regarding the left thigh, it is good news that there is no bone fracture. The collection of blood or haematoma is the reason for the pain in the right compartment of the thigh.

Keep the limb elevated over 3 pillows, apply ice, do not bear weight for a week. Take Tablet Trypsin, Bromelain and Rutoside Medicine combination available by prescription in medical stores. This will help to reduce the swelling and pain.

Your pain shall reduce in a week.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.


Dr. Aashish Raghu

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu 20 minutes later
Can't go to the bathroom
Can I put minim weight on it
Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu 26 hours later
Brief Answer:
Tip toe weight bearing

Detailed Answer:
It is better to do tip toe weight bearing on two crutches.
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