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Postby softy515 on Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:35 am

Client broke a piece off around deltiod tuberosity. limited rom, all those muscles tight, sore to touch, ect. Everything you would expect in this situation.

Any advice would be appriciated.


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Postby AnastasiaB on Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:50 am

Gentle upward stroking on the lower part of the arm if tolerated will help with lower arm swelling/edema... In school we learned that stroking above and below any injury/surgical site/break will help blood and lymph flow through the area rather than around it which helps cause swelling which in turn can add to pain and pressure that is not tolerated well.

Gentle massage to upper back and across the upper traps and neck to ease tension from sling/splint...

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Postby cabwy on Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:54 am

Softy, I really didn't have anything to offer that you probably didn't already know to do. but I am wondering how you have progressed with this client?
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Re: broken humerus

Postby pueppi on Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:54 pm

softy515 wrote:Client broke a piece off around deltiod tuberosity. limited rom, all those muscles tight, sore to touch, ect. Everything you would expect in this situation.

Any advice would be appriciated.


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Would you mind adding in the date of injury and what occurred as far as "fixing" it? Was it plated, screwed, just casted, etc?

Sorry to be a pest, but it helps in order to give you a better idea as to how to proceed.

Thanks in advance.
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