In total I am now almost 8 months post-accident. It’s good you have found a way to sleep. His recommendation for a non athlete would be to wait 6-7 more weeks to see how it’s healing and go from there. Feels like tv static when someone touches that area. You can start use your arm almost right after surgery, much easier to clean your arm there is so many pros with surgery. I have had some dark days where I have felt like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Best wishes. The older I get...the less I can remember about how much faster I was.... 10/13/2020 5:05 AM Getting survey sounds like the favorable choice. Edited Date/Time: 10/12/2020 7:25 AM. thank you for sharing your journeys. Give yourself time to heal completely before you go back to your hobby. I asked him “if I was an ATHLETE walking in here what would you say?” Surgery. I have a mid shaft humerus fracture of my left (non-dominant) arm, which happened on 16th January 2018, so six weeks ago today. Can’t lift my arm more than a few degrees for now. I did this about 15 yrs. so i can't imagine the broken arm with no support! 2015 Husqvarna TC 125 reconstruction. Never the same again, ever!!!! The physio was going well but now I've been told to take a step back and NO resistance, lifting, pulling or pushing. Newsletter Settings, Viewing 24 posts - 1 through 24 (of 24 total), Premier Partners for Singletrack issues & exclusive subscriber perks, Metcheck MTB Weather Forecasts At A Glance, Singletrack Lockdown 2020 426ml Coffee Mug, Whether you like it or not, bikes are political, 6 Reasons Why Mountain Bikers Should Vote, Review: Öhlins RXF36 M.2 And TTXAir From The Swedish Suspension Masters. I wonder how many times I fell when I camped and hiked there as a kid? 25 users are following. Well worth paying for. However my consultant (I'm in Surrey) suddenly came up with an opening at the end of November so almost 5 months after my accident I finally went in for ORIF. He absolutely acknowledges the risk, but seemed very knowledgeable and disciplined in his approach... the kind of confidence id want in the guy cutting me open. Who has had a similar break? He was taking some sort of shock treatments and but the signals are causing his hand to clinch instead of open up. I still only have limited movement, although most of that may be due to lack of rehab. Looks like a truck ran over my arm! After that, told them that the infection was still there and they called me crazy. I’m extremely active. I am a 28 year old female in Scotland. Regularly flex your elbow. I wake up from surgery and they're like, sorry we couldn't get this thing out. All rights reserved. I hiked 5 to 8 miles every day the first week after the injury since we were on vacation after rigging a support sling with a shawl I had with me. Week 1 check up: X-ray showed that my humerus was now in a less favourable position than the week previous. He said people that break the humerus normally get it plated in the ER Trauma center after a car wreck or something, because it’s not a super common injury in a “normal” stick and ball sports setting. You might be able to start in a therapy pool at first. They did take all the retaining screws out and shaved the end of the rod I think. Range of motion, flexibility and then strength are the prescription. He did my knee and that was great but I don’t feel the same warm and fuzzy about my arm. Having now done my own research, I believe the movement in my humerus over week one was due to having not been advised to stay upright at all times and to not rest my elbow. So what you are saying is " In Rod We Trust". Good luck. Same. Also on re-reading the above I realise I did have a functional velcro-fastened thermo-moulded brace during the first 4 months after first two weeks. Glad to find this forum and to read about everyone’s experiences. Sent home for a week. Please feel free to private message me if you’d like me to find it and send it to you, Hi Karen. I shattered the head of mine and broke it off, so different from this but I picked up a few things through the ordeal. Give it as long as it takes, and then a bit longer to be on the safe side. 3) a straight, normal length and rotated arm instead of potential issues. Doctor looked at my arm for first time today. At six weeks post op I had signs of callus and the registrar said he was pleased with progress. I’ve had days where I have felt very isolated having no freedom to drive anywhere, and as I live in a rural area my friends are not nearby to jus pop in. Son in law spiralled his arm wrestling ( its on the internet apparently) , no surgery , did it 3 weeks before Xmas , plaster for 8 weeks, really light use for 3 months, just got the all clear that he can use it as normal. Riding? I am hopeful that the bone has enough ‘sticky stuff’ to keep it in place now. Elbow & arm very colourful and swollen. It looks like your current doc has you well informed of the risks and benefits of that. I think it sounds like he explained it well, and you’ve made a good decision. Pblanc is correct. As great as it would be to hear some stories about how someone had an operation and was riding the next week, it wouldn’t apply to your exact circumstances. Your doctor is right to say that non-op is an option-- there are no absolute indications to fix it in your case. I thought "meh wimpy doctor, I'll go to a different guy" A humerus shaft fracture may be treated with or without surgery, depending on the fracture pattern and associated injuries (i.e., nerve injury or open fracture). Frozen shoulder can be a serious potential side effect to any shoulder injury if you don’t keep your shoulder moving. If your Doc doesn’t strongly recommend PT, insist on it. I haven't gone through anything similar but for me it would be the op for sure, especially if radial nerve damage is extremely rare as you say. Thanks so much for the responses. Can't spare my good arm swatting mosquitos. Surgery W/ plate and screws - money, invasive, big scar (I don’t care), quickly will be able to move my arm and resume non impact activities. It was 12 weeks of hell though. He said by now the bone should be more stable in position and that the brace is more for comfort and support at this stage, therefore does not need to be too tight now. If you do have metalwork ask if they expect to take it out again – my leg has been a lot better since I had my bolts removed a couple of years after the initial op. Healed naturally but my arm is crooked. It was a hellish 1 hour hike down, then 1 hour high-speed drive to Lake Placid. I have a love hate relationship to me sling. Posted Edited Date/Time: 10/12/2020 3:00 PM. Looking forward to filling loads of paperwork out with a broken right arm! After a couple of weeks the physiotherapist decided I was not getting enough movement or strength back around the shoulder and refered me to a specialist. Issues aren’t likely, but possible. A fractured humerus is a relatively common injury, especially among the elderly and those with osteoporosis. Consultant has decidered not to operate but to let it heal on its own. Upgrade to Patient Pro Medical Professional? He told me if he wasn’t so tired, he’d recommend the surgery, because he could make a lot more money. At 8 weeks they said I no longer needed to use the sling but I had to wean myself off of it over a few days as the muscles got sore and stiff very quickly being used after being immobile for so long. Its been 2 years and the entire front of my knee and top of my shin is still as numb as when i woke up in recovery. not the same, but I had a femoral neck fracture resulting in 3 10cm screws being put in to hold it in place. There are a lot of muscles surrounding the humerus bone: the biceps and brachialis muscles in the front and the triceps muscle in the back.

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