It Is Possible That The Hand Will Be Short On The Other Side If The Operation Is Due To A Fracture?
Good morning, that’s klo. If I had surgery, would my hands be short before?
Hi Rizky, thanks for the question for HealthReplies.com
Your hand currently looks big on one side can be caused by several possibilities, including:
your bones are connected by supporting each other (not connecting at the ends of the broken bones) the bones are connecting obliquely (an angle is formed at the joints of the bones) muscle atrophy occurs (the muscles of the hand become smaller) because it is rarely used, there is an innervation disorder in your hand.
After surgery to repair the approximation of the bone, it is possible that the hands become shorter. This depends on the condition of your own bones when a fracture occurs, if there is a broken bone for example, then the part of the broken bone must be removed so that after being reconnected the bone may become shorter. However, if your bones are intact or the fracture is good, chances are the bones can be reattached properly without the need to remove some of the bone so it is possible that the arm can remain the same length.
You should discuss again with an orthopedic specialist because the operation must be adjusted on a case by case basis (the approach to surgery performed and the expected results may vary in each case).
That's all the information from me, I hope it's enough to answer
dr. Irna Cecilia