Handling Post-pen Installation That Cannot Move Much?
Thank you for the information ,, I have been many times “my father went to a neurologist, the doctor only said outpatient care, which I was confused about, it was explained that my father could not move much even the doctor who handled the outpatient care, just yesterday my father wanted to consult a problem The pen mounted on the spine of my father, said the doctor, the pen could not be removed, whereas when my father consulted an expert in the doctor, the expert in the doctor immediately asked whether the pen had been removed? good for the treatment of my father? And what therapy should my father do? Please help, advice.
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Basically a pen that is mounted to stabilize a fractured / broken bone does not always have to be removed. The pen is actually designed to be left in the body forever. However, if the pen is shifted, the pen causes irritation to the surrounding tissue, the pen causes movement disorders, or if the pen has an infection, then the pen must be removed from the body.
If indeed your father's spinal pain is getting worse at this time, then you should consult a neurosurgeon (a neurosurgeon is different from a neurologist) or can be an orthopedic doctor. The doctor will carry out further tests including an image scanner such as a CT scan to see the condition of your father's spine. It should be seen whether your father's spine has healed or not or if there are certain problems with the pen being mounted. If there really is a problem with the pen that is installed, the doctor may consider removing the pen.
Some things you can do right now:
Try to compress the painful part with a warm compress 15-20 minutes several times a day
Perform light massage on the muscles around the painful spine (do not massage but massage lightly)
Keep helping your father to move or exercise lightly (do not lie down continuously)
It is better if the examination to a neurosurgeon or to an orthopedic doctor is not delayed so that if there really is a problem with the backbone or the attached pen, the problem can be resolved immediately. Disorders of the spine risk causing disruption also in the innervation of the spine which can later interfere with motor function, sensory, or autonomic body.
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