locking elbow

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Re: locking elbow

Post by Master DIVER TOM » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:24 pm

You know, I would find a lawyer to deal with possible ssd for sure. It is in fact something anyone having dowt should do. I did myself but it was very challenging for sure. Talk to a lawyer about SSD is a very good Idea and there is set rates for them to do so!

Tom

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Re: locking elbow

Post by Michelle_16 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:05 pm

Ye iv seen pictures of serial casting. Im not sure whether its only available for kids tho because their more "bendy" (lol cant think of a better word at the moment) or flexible than adult bones.

I think plent of stretches to relax the muscles help with straightening, I guess it does depend on how ur arm bends. My elbow doesnt seem to straighten completely - its as if its locked when it gets out to far. but by stretching out my bicep i can get it as straight as possible, but when my bicep is tight, my arm looks shorter and more bent.

Michelle,
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Re: locking elbow

Post by Mare » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:49 pm

Frankie had the serial casting done at 15 yrs old he went from 65 degrees to 35 degrees in 2 weeks the only problem is it didn't last it slowly went back to 65 in a month the PT said he would have to wear a splint at night and even then it might need to be worn daytime to Frankie said forget it he had just done 4 months in the statue of liberty splint from mod quad and wasn't going to start spinting again maybe some day he will try again.
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Re: locking elbow

Post by Master DIVER TOM » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:09 am

My elbow was factured at birth along with the erbs in my left. I had a splint for years when I was little. It change nothing regarding the bend in the elbow.
FOR ME, I think that splint streach the muscles to far by positioning it to high. The position of the splint that I had put way to much tention on the nerves. I just wish that spint was place lower? I would not ware a splint during the day ether. I see that bent elbow issue over 50 yrs never really gets fix right YET??
I am sure in the future it will I guess?? FOR ME, I belive that the day they lower the position of the splint will help? I know that when they can striaghten the erbs arm will help a person with erbs. It will help the felling that someone will be looking at the arm because it is bent all the time. So I guess its up to the person with erbs to wate for technolige or to get more operation with or without possibble benefit?? I hope this might help?

Best Wish and trys,

TOM

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Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: LOBPI
no external rotation against gravity, can only go to 90 degree fwd flexion, no hand-to-mouth
1 surgery at age 14 (latissimus dorsi transfer). In 2004, at age 28 I was struck with Transverse Myelitis which paralyzed me from the chest down. I recovered movement to my right leg, but need a KAFO to walk on my left leg. I became an RN in 2008.
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Re: locking elbow

Post by marieke » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:30 am

As Mare mentioned,
Serial casting is done on kids but often it is not a permanent fix and kids have to wear a splint at night to keep it stretched.
Marieke Dufresne RN
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Re: locking elbow

Post by Master DIVER TOM » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:49 am

Ok, It still does not make it right? I apsolutely see the need after a surgury. To a point? After that ???????

Tom

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Re: locking elbow

Post by Master DIVER TOM » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:18 pm

You know I didnt have any chooses in the 50s. My mom had to let me cry my self to sleep because of the hight of the splint. I RESPECT a differance of opion. But it makes me fell like I was better off without chooses??

Tom

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Re: locking elbow

Post by drunkinemu » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:06 am

Hi Michelle,

Thats so weird, Im 23 and my arm just started cracking for the first time this year. It hurts pretty bad and it just grosses me out. I have to learn a way to move or bend it so it does to that.

I go to the gym almost everyday and can tell that its not healthy for my BPI arm. When I pull too much weight, I get pain in my elbow for a few days. Sucks.

Michelle_16

Re: locking elbow

Post by Michelle_16 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:01 am

oh your so like me! i go to the gym all the time too. I do try to be kind to my arm though and just generally do a lot of running and not so much weights. Must be something about our age then that it starts about now.

Michelle

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Re: locking elbow

Post by cdmurfee » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:11 pm

I lift weights, and my arm has started to crack sometime as I do some motions, but it doesn't hurt (yet). Did your elbow crack at all before it started to hurt? My shoulder tends to crack more. My wrist has always cracked for as long as I can remember.

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