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  • Fish bone punctured skin.

    I was trying to cut fish, a sharp fish bone just got stuck in thumb causing blood to come out. I am pretty new to cleaning fish. Should I see doctor?

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  • Removed cast (finally)

    Hi guys, i just today got my leg cast removed from lower leg (ankle fracture-no operation) after 6 weeks i thing, i didnt count, i was just glad to be out of it. But now it really starts the new gurney for me. I was wondering how you guys go and sleep after removing cast? I am afraid that i can …

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  • ORIF Surgery - right leg/ankle - general adivce please!

    HI, Been thinking about posting for a while but plaster tech's adviced no searching the web! Would like to get some hope for the future Sorry if this is the same as many other posts! I broke my ankle/leg on 21st April and was in hospital awaiting surgery in pain most of the time till 30th …

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  • Trimalleolar Fracture

    Dear friends I was hit by a motorcycle on 20 July 2018 which resulted in a trimalleolar fracture with dislocation in my ankle. The surgery happened next day (21 July). I've just completed 4 weeks post surgery, but the cast is still on and I'm still on painkillers. I will need to relocate …

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  • Broken 5th metatarsil not healing after surgery

    I fractured my 5th metatarsil in the end of Feb and, I was in a walking boot for 4-6 weeks no healing got worse. Then was in a nwb cast for 4-6 weeks with a bone stimulator had maybe 20 percent healing. Then we decided to the surgery with plate with screws now it has been four weeks and, the latest …

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  • Broken Fibula, when can I walk?

    I have fractured (spiral) my fibula 3 weeks ago which didn't require any surgery, just a fibreglass cast which I am to keep for another 3 weeks. I was told not to put any weight on it until the cast comes off but I find I can put some weight on it already with no pain whatsoever. Has anybody …

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  • Having trouble weight bearing

    I had a accident 4 months ago,broke my femur and tibia. Rehab is saying I should be full weight bearing and starting to walk on my own.My ankle wasn't damaged but it will not bend and that is where I am having all my pain.I'm scared I'm not going to be able to walk on my own

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  • Motorcycle accident. Coming up on surgery, need advice.

    Little less then two weeks ago while riding my motorcycle, my back wheel locked up  in a wide turn going about 50 mph. It caused me to high side and threw me onto the pavement, landed on my left side. I broke my clavicle completely in half and it has narrowed my left shoulder. I also fractured …

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  • Broken Wrist What is Normal?

    I fell down the steps almost 3 weeks ago and broke my wrist. It was in a splint for a week. Its been in a cast almost 2 weeks. I did not have to have surgery. My question is how long does the swelling and pain last? Almost every morning I wake up my fingers and thumb are swollen but as the day …

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  • Allergic to spider webs

    Spider webs effect my eyes. It's weird. Not so much a skin thing but if I proceed to touch an spider web then rub my eyes they swell. Like bad. It took me a couple of years to figure what was making my eyes so mad. Don't remember this being an issue when I was a kid

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  • 15 month old son - bite on arm

    My son who is 15 months old has had a cluster of 5 or 6 small-ish bites/stings on his arm for 2 to 3 weeks. He occasionally scratches it, and doesn't seem to be getting any better. We live in the UK, next to a farm. Should I be concerned?

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  • Should I still be feeling pain 2 months after my Operation

    Hi I'm Tom 47 I'm a Wheelchair user due to spina bifida. 2 months ago I fell from my chair after hitting a pothole and the hospital x-ray showed I'd broken my femur. That was on July 2nd 2018 it's now August 14th & I'm wondering if anyone could tell me if it's normal to …

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  • Swollen fingers after cast removal for wrist fracture

    Hi everyone, I had my cast removed two and a half weeks ago after I broke my wrist - my fingers are still quite swollen and I was wondering what everyone else’s experience was with swelling after cast removal and is there anything I can do?   I am elevating my hand as much as possible and …

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  • Tailbone injury - how much longer before healed?

    On January 1st, I injured my tailbone from falling down the stairs. Xray confirmed that it was not fractured, however 7 months later, it still hurts and at times, just as much as it did when it was first injured. What is the expected healing time? Should I be doing anything else besides resting it …

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  • Problems with Olecranon fracture plate after ORIF and biceps tendon

    I am unable to extend my elbow after ORIF Olecranon fracture. The depuy synthes Olecranon plate was used, and every time I try to extend my arm, I can extreme pain where something have and stand the back of my triceps. Has anyone had this issue? I am 2 weeks post-op. My triceps muscle spasms …

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  • Upper arm broken

    My upper arm is broken on same bone in two places- one is minor and the other one was a complete snap through. I broke my arm 2 months ago. Part is healing but very slowly. My consultant who I saw on Friday last week has said they might need to operate.  I have a brace on and a sling. Before …

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  • Insect bite help

    I have an insect bite on my leg that I am unsure of and want to know if it is anything to worry about. It has been there now for about two weeks. It looks exactly the same as when i first saw it. There has been no change. It is exactly the same size, it hasn't grown or shrank. It hasn't …

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  • Anyone use Ultrasound for a Broken Wrist?

    I fell and broke my wrist 5 weeks ago. I think I over did the exercise trying to make a fist and now I am in bad pain especially at night. My cast was removed 4 weeks ago. I called the dr and they told me to rest it till Monday and if no better come in. My question is has anyone ever used a …

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  • This is a post about illness

    My grandfather has a heart attack, he often fainted and has a bigger monitor at home, but it's not very convenient for us to go out and move. Do you have any better Suggestions

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  • ulna fracture

    i have an ulna fracture after the removal, and the cast was remove for over 12 weeks but i can not twist my hand very well and some time i fill muscles pain..pls what can i do.

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  • Odd, unexplainable, confusing mental episodes?

    Over a year ago, I was hit in the forehead with a basketball. After a bit of pain that quickly subsided, me and my friends laughed off the incident as it was clear I didnt have a concussion or even a headache. An hour or so later, a strange phenomenon happened. Its so difficult to explain. Suddenly …

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  • Fractured distal radius, how long before normal?

    Jan, 2018 i fell and fractured left radius near wrist.  No surgery or pins; cast was on for 7 weeks.  Pain, stiffness, lack of strength followed. PT only gave minimal relief and gave up on it.  In fact, therapist had me back off exercises squeezing some play dough type stuff because …

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  • How to sleep with cast

    Hi guys, i got, well its distal fibia fracture, part of bone i am not 100% sure, they didnt told me name of bone (why would they), but that doesnt matter. I had leg cast on me for 3 weeks now (for some reason they pitted me in full leg cast) i passed without surgery lucky. I cant seem to fall …

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  • Time frame walking after ORIF

    When you were released to walk, how long did it take? I was virtually immobile for 15 weeks, non weight bearing. For an unknown reason I had delayed healing, but I have arrived. However, doc says the outer edge of fracture not completely healed, the whole fracture 90% healed, his words. 3 weeks ago …

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  • Shoes after ORIF

    I was released to walk in my boot 3 weeks ago, doc just said put a bit of weight on it, compensate with crutches. I did that, down to one crutch now, minimal pain. As of today he said do my best to dump the boot, he gave me a brace to wear with my shoes. Problem is, my broken ankle won't fit in …

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  • After cast removed

    Hi all, Almost 6 weeks ago I broke my right ankle and the fifth metatarsal on my left foot. On my foot I've been in an air walking boot the whole time. I can stand without the boot but haven't risked a walking yet as the boot helps make me nice and stable. For my ankle, it was a stable …

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  • Osteomyelitis

    I have osteomyelitis in my left leg does anyone know if this is something that is cured or will I have to deal with it off and on for a long time

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  • Is this a stress fracture?

    It all started with knee pain from too much effort but then my calves and shins started to hurt as well. The knee pain and shin pain were barely there, but yesterday after a long day at work (I work at McDonald’s), my leg started to hurt (the interior part of the shin bone if it makes sense) and I …

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  • Bedbug bites? Or something else?

    Hello, I woke up two days ago with a cluster of bites on my arms but didnt think much of it, assuming they were just mosquito bies. Howeveer, when another cluster appeared I was concerned that they weren’t mosquito bites. I considered the possibility of bedbugs and looked through my bedroom for …

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