Postoperative Finger Movement Therapy?
Good afternoon doctor, nOne month ago I had an accident, and had a fracture in the two vertebrae of the left hand and the tip of the wrist under the thumb. Then performed the operation to install 2 pins on the left hand and wire on the left wrist. A month later the operation was again performed only to remove the wire, while the pen was permanent. My question n1. Is this permanent pen safe for the long term or in what year is it necessary to re-check the pen? N2. Is it good to do a decker after surgery, especially for therapy and to keep the wrist, considering that currently my fingers are very difficult to move? N
From the info you convey,
1. The pen that is attached to join the 2 broken parts of the bone is expected to provide stability to the fractured bone, thereby reducing the risk of shifting the broken bone, preventing improper connection, and is expected to help the process of restoring your bone properly. However, even if the pen is in place, mobilization and pressure to the fracture should still be followed by your doctor's instructions.
Once the pen is in place, the evaluation can be done at months 6 and 12 or as planned by your surgeon. If the pen has been installed for about 10 months or more than 12 months, an evaluation is carried out to make sure it is necessary to take the pen or not. And as long as the pen is in place, you can consult with your surgeon regarding any complaints that may occur, such as pain, movement disorders, or inflammation if they occur. However, as long as you follow the doctor's instructions, the risk of complaints can be minimized.
Therefore, the attached pen is safe for you to use for a long time.
2. For the decker installation, you can use it to maintain the stability of your wrists and fingers. With this decker installation, it is hoped that it will be more comfortable to reduce tension around your hands. And preferably, do the initial installation by your surgeon, so you can know the installation technique, as well as the strength of this decker installation.
That is the information we can convey, also read plate taking.