Upper Left Bone Fracture And Pinched Nerve?
Tonight, I hafidz want to ask. Dad (48) I had an accident 1 month ago. I experienced a fracture in the upper left arm, the safty was clamped and caused the fingers to not move optimally even though I had physiotherapy once in 2 days. What should my father do? Thank you. …..
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A history of trauma or an accident 1 month ago that caused a fracture in the upper left arm and a pinched nerve might cause side effects in the form of impaired finger motion related to the point where the nerve of the hand was pinched. In general, patients with a history of trauma and fractures can cause side effects in the form of impaired muscular motion and impaired angular motion until the bone recovery condition goes well and healed.
While the nerve narrowing experienced, will further aggravate the perceived complaint, one of which is the movement of the fingers on the side of the trauma or the pinched nerve. By knowing the pinched nerve points, then treatment and therapy can be done better. The average fracture time for patients with upper arm fractures ranges from 1-2 months, the optimal recovery period can take around 4-6 months. Some cases with complications of muscle disorders can last around 6-12 months of recovery.
The recovery process of finger movements that lasts a long time, might also be caused by several things, such as:
1. still the occurrence of muscle tension that affects finger movements
2. nerve compression that has not yet recovered optimally
3. medical rehabilitation therapy process that requires a long time
4. a long recovery period of injuries and trauma to muscles and nerves
5. rehabilitation efforts and rehabilitation exercises at home that are not carried out
6. smoking or drinking alcohol
7. possibility of multiple lesions in the finger area, such as a crack or dislocation of the finger joint
Because the recovery process that your father went through is still running 1 month, then you should advise your father to continue treatment and consultation to the orthopedic doctor and medical rehabilitation doctor who treats him. Every visit and consultation session, the doctor will carry out an evaluation and an appropriate examination, so as to know the progress of the recovery process he lived. After a certain time, the doctor can re-evaluate the radiological examination to determine the progress of the recovery of broken bones and ensure recovery of motion function.
For now, you can advise your father to exercise finger and muscle movements as recommended by the treating doctor, avoid smoking / alcohol habits when smoking / use alcohol, and avoid sleeping late to help optimal recovery.
Thus the info we can convey.