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Range of motion with wrist, hand and fingers limited, radius not healed after broken wrist. Any treatment recommendations ?

I broke my wrist August 4, 2012. Both bones were pretty much shattered. My Radius is not healed at all. I went 10 days ago to a different Ortho for a 2nd opinion and he told me that my radius is set wrong and off by about 18 degrees. i have internal fixators in place as well. My range of motion with my wrist, hand and fingers is limited. I have nerve issues all of the time - kind of like my hand is asleep. What treatments does anyone recommend? Oh - I also ended up with RSD and Frozen shoulder throughout this process. The shoulder is better and I think the RSD symptoms have resolved.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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hi jackie
looking at the history it seems that you have fracture of lower end of radius and ulna after which there is stiiffness and pain which is very common in lower end of radius fracture especially if the fracture extends into the joint.
treatment of reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is physiotherapy.
exact type of treatment and prognosis cannot be adviced without looking at the x rays.
but i assure you that most of the time all the problems arising in such kind fractures can be solved by only physiotherapy
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