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Had ulna shortening done. Taking occupational therapy. Swelling near plate, painful. Is this normal?

Hi I had ulna shortening 10 months ago and was in cast for 4 months afterwards as bones took a long time to fuse I then had physio and am still having occupational therapy once a week I am due to have the plate removed in 2 weeks but I have now developed a swelling where the pâté is in situ and my arm is extremely painful on movement and very warm to the touch is this normal with plates or should I seek medical advise at my a and e department
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

I have studied your case with diligence.

There can be peri implant inflammation or infection.
You can consult your surgeon

Continue ice fomentation ,and medication like anti-inflammatory
Plate removal may reduce all those symptoms.
Continue physiotherapy.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care
Answered: Mon, 2 Dec 2013
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