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Broken left and right humerus

Posted by
Miguel Angel Fernandez on October 11, 2001 at 17:17:16:

Dear Dr.Stoll, my name is Miguel Angel Fernandez, a 26 year old man who broke his humerus bone on both arms in a car crash on August the 26th of 2001.
It looked like a Distal Third Humeral Frx...in both arms...
Surgery was needed, they put me a plate and a lot of screws in every arm...and now i'm wearing a thermoplastic brace from the shoulder till the elbow...taking some pills (Fosamax and D vitamin pills)...and nothing else...
I was checked on September the 20th...no union...and the next one wiil be on Octuber the 26th (in 2 weeks).
My questions:
what's your opinion about my treatment?
u know how long do the humerus need to glue? the operation was 6 weeks ago...
Thanks in advance
Miguel Angel Fernandez



There's a recent post on using electrical stimulation to help bones mend...

Posted by Roy on October 11, 2001 at 18:28:51:

In Reply to: Broken left and right humerus posted by Miguel Angel Fernandez on October 11, 2001 at 17:17:16:


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Re: Broken left and right humerus (Archive in broken bones.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 13, 2001 at 07:04:56:

In Reply to: Broken left and right humerus posted by Miguel Angel Fernandez on October 11, 2001 at 17:17:16:

Hi, Miguel.

Listen to Roy (THanks, Roy!).

In MY opinion, your docs should already be suggesting this. No healing after a month is sufficient to suspect malunion. Look it up.

Walt

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Re: Broken left and right humerus

Posted by
bbd on November 05, 2001 at 23:03:17:

In Reply to: Broken left and right humerus posted by Miguel Angel Fernandez on October 11, 2001 at 17:17:16:

i also am going into my 4th month of non-healing unions in both left and right humerus---HELP!!!!!! i have been casted and braced on both arms.



Re: Broken left and right humerus

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 07, 2001 at 10:26:53:

In Reply to: Re: Broken left and right humerus posted by bbd on November 05, 2001 at 23:03:17:

Hi, bbd.

Are you using Dr Becker's little electrical device for non union of fractures like this? If not, ask your docs why they are NOT.

Walt

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