Re: Broken left humerus

My right humerus was broken in two places from a motorcycle accident Jan,2007. Originally the doctor at the trauma center justed wrapped the arm in hopes of it mending but I did require surgery. A titanium plate was implanted with I believe 14 screws. Throughout 2007, my arm never felt great, but movement was good at the shoulder from physical therapy. I did feel "burning" in my arm which I hoped was the radial nerve healing. Well, in December at therapy the titanuim plate broke. Apparently, the bone was never making contact to heal so all the pressure was on the plate. On December 21st I had a rod installed with bone graft and cadaver bone chips. 15 weeks later and my arm is still very tender and painful. There has been minimal bone healing so I'm not sure how long something like this takes. I also have radial nerve damage which hasn't allowed me to lift hand or fingers. Reading the other responses, it seems like this type of injury can definitely take some time. Good luck to everyone!

Posted By Martin on April 05, 2008 at 14:05:43:

In Reply to: Broken left humerus posted by Hope on August 01, 2005 at 19:34:21:

The Simply Stable VOS, valgus overload stabilizer elbow brace is designed to help control valgus overload stresses during functional overhead motions. The overhead motions associated with throwing, tennis and volleyball put a tremendous stress on the elbow joint and ulnar collateral ligament (UCL).

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