Postoperative Pulmonary Fracture Exercises?
, I’m 28 years old, after finishing my left collar fracture 7 weeks ago. I wonder when I can practice fast ahead u0026amp; straight hands up? I have tried but it’s very stiff, it’s a bit painful, but if it’s quiet I’m afraid I can’t move my arms like before. Please answer the doctor!
Thank you for the question.
Collarbone fracture actually most often only requires conservative treatment, namely by immobilizing using special slings, administering drugs, as well as physiotherapy. However, if the broken bone segment shifts far enough, or involves damage in the surrounding tissue (such as the clavicle or arm joint), then conservative treatment alone is not enough. Therefore, the doctor may recommend surgery, in order to attach the plate and screw to the broken bone segment so that it re-fuses well.
After a collarbone fracture surgery, in the first 1 to 2 weeks, you will be advised to immobilize the total area around your collarbone that has been operated on. Next, your doctor will periodically evaluate (often once every 2 weeks) the condition of your bones postoperatively to ensure that the broken bone segments are well integrated and do not cause dangerous complications. Afterwards, the doctor can guide you to learn to move passively (including movements such as stretching your arms up, stretching your arms forward, and lifting light weights) around the broken bone, usually after 6 to 12 weeks. As for heavier activities, such as lifting heavy loads, usually only about 4-6 months will be advised after surgery. With this gradual exercise, it is expected that 6 to 12 months postoperatively, you can resume normal activities using your collarbone area.
These post-operative collarbone exercises may differ depending on your general condition. Therefore, it is better, you consult directly with the doctor or orthopedic surgeon who operated on you.
I hope this helps.