sever pain after op on broken arm 2 yrs ago

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my son had a motorcycle accident over 2 years ago and as a result needed surgery to both legs and right forearm. The arm needed a plate to bridge the bone in the radius but it is now causing him constant pain, numbness and it also locks up. Any help please, as his father i feel helpless and i hate to see him suffer.

Thank you Frank

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    Frank

    I'm so sorry to hear about your son's accident and continuing pain - it is hard to watch your children suffering no matter how old they are. I think he needs to seek specialist medical advice over this to investigate the cause - nerve damage perhaps?

    MrsO

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    Thanks for your reply, We have been back since he had the op on his arm but they say because of where it is to go in again could result in more damage. I remember when he first had the plaster removed and he turned his wrist from lock to lock he said he could feel the screws catching or something, this was pointed out at the time and if i remember correctly they said the bone was to weak to replace the screws. He is back at his GP soon to see where we can go from here. I know people may think bikers are all idiots and have no respect for other road users but i can assure you he is a very sensible guy and he was knocked off his bike by a car. I just want him to stop suffering.
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    Frank - I do hope the GP can refer your son to someone who can do something that will at least help to relieve his pain - I'm no expert but perhaps some physio to strengthen the muscles thereby supporting the bone. Hopefully when the warmer weather arrives that will also help. I do wish you and him all the very best.

    MrsO

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    thx for your reply. He does and has been doing physio for his arm and legs plus he works out as much as his body will allow. He worked out before the accident and was beefed up but being without the use of his legs and the arm in plaster for a few month, well the weight dropped of him. He has got most of the weight back now and looks well, he now walks without dragging his foot as he had a tendon graft to support his foot and hope fully in time he may get more movement, he had footdrop. Anyway he is a fighter and is strong mentally, he also is back on a bike "What" i hear you say. but as he puts it his bike is not a hobby, its a passion. It makes him happy, so for me its good. thx for listening and your replies and i will post on here any developments.

    Frank

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    Hello I'm sorry to hear about your son. I am a young girl of 17 and broke my femur in an accident a few months ago so I know his pain, has his pain gone or was he prescribed with anything good as I have had about 8 different type of drugs prescribed now and not one has worked cause the pain where my screw is is unbearable as its right next to my knee and pulls on my knee so I cannot straighten it and causes it to lock at times. Also it is not coming out for at least another year. I am trying to book an appointment to see my surgeon but was wondering if you or your son had any advice for me, thankyou if you do smile
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