Can Pen Surgery Be Performed On A Broken Wrist After An Accident 4 Months Ago?
I want to ask, I almost want 4 months after the accident, my right hand was broken, precisely on the wrist bone collector, and I chose treatment with an alternative method, but the result is still not so good, the bone is still not fit in the previous position or malunion and the movement in the wrist even limited, can you do pen surgery so that the bones can be straight again?
Thank you for the question.
The distal radius (collecting bone) of the distal part (close to the wrist) is generally difficult to fuse by itself. Because, the hand is one part of the body that has a lot of movement, both actively and passively. There are also many muscles, tendons, and other tissues that support it so that the potential for shifting broken bone segments will be even greater. Handling this broken bone radius, if done is not optimal, not only can lead to failure of bone union (non union), but can also cause bone fused imperfectly (malunion), lengthened or shortened hand size, bone infection (ostemyelitis), atrophy muscles, and many other potential complications.
Regarding your condition, you should immediately check the condition of your broken bone to the doctor or orthopedic surgeon. Even though it's been months, with competence and experience, doctors generally can still provide you with the best treatment, including when a pen installation is needed. Although of course, the potential for complications that arise will be more, and the duration of recovery can be longer than the treatment of fractures done earlier. However, by being handled directly by experts, of course your condition will be much better than now.
Hope this helps ...