The Flesh Of The Hands Feels Reduced After A History Of Fracture Surgery?
I want to ask, 2 years ago I had a fracture operation, but after finishing, the part of my hand seems to have reduced flesh, huh? What is the cause? Can explain!
Good morning, thanks for the question
After the operation of bone, muscle, or ligament surgery there will be an acute phase that lasts the first few days to immobilize / restrict movement so that there is no recurring injury. The length of time depends on the severity of the injury and the type of surgery. But then it is required to do a gradual exercise or physiotherapy that aims to restore the function and strength of muscles and joints.
The immobilization phase if done too long for example because sufferers tend to be afraid of moving the affected part causing the muscle to significantly decrease in terms of mass and volume so that it looks smaller than before. This happens because the metabolism of protein breakdown occurs in muscles that have not been used for a long time, called muscle atrophy. Not only the size but the function and strength will also be reduced.
Handling that can generally be done include:
2. Ultrasound therapy
4. Modification of the diet
Make further consultations with an orthopedic specialist for the type of exercise and diet modification that suits your condition. Not all conditions of muscle atrophy can be treated with surgery and ultrasound because it is adjusted to medical indications.
That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam, Dr. Farah