i am 27 years old and i was assaulted about 9 weeks ago. i had a dislocated right shoulder and a broken humerus. they say that it might not heal, and i might need sergery for a replacement..ii was kicked with a steel toe boot directly on my shoulder as hard as someone can kick you. im suffering so badly, because i am a dj. Its been a dream of mine and i finally got a job making alot of money for 8 years now with a huge promotional company. Now i think my life is over. everything i loved for so long is now over. i know for a fact my shoulder will not heal and work the way it did before and i am more depressed then i haver evr been. Im not sure how things may end up in the. Im just looking to see someones story that has had some success with thier(humerus fracture) and dislocted shoulder. Im just wondering if ill be able to dj again without pain, and with atleast 90 degree movement.
I was pushed and fractured my left humerus, it's shattered my Doctor said it shattered as an egg. At emergency they thought it was just dislocated, but the xray proved different. Well it's been five weeks now and it seems to be healing well but slowly. I recently starting 2000mg of vitamin D, 2000mg. of calcium, 2000mg of vitamin C, vitamin B and a "Super Green Formular" called Perfect Food Original by Garden of Life... all of the above are essential on the growth and healing of bones. I have noticed a BIG DIFFERENCE since I started talking all of them a couple weeks ago. I am still somewhat limited in using my left arm like lifting it above my head, stretching it out, it's still very much fracture, but I feel it getting better each day. However, it's aches a lot went it rains or cold/damp. I suppose it will always ache a bit. You will eventually heal, full rotation could take years according to an article I read. You should still be able to work in a few months. My husband once had dislocated his shoulder,,he's fine now but it still aches ocassionally when it's damp. It does not affect him from working, He's an aircraft mechanic, so he uses his arms a lot.
Well, hope I helped. Hang in there take the time and let it heal properly. I'm doing the same, but understanding how frustrating it can be. Take care!
yeah i got a shattered fracture as well on my right shoulder. its been about 4 months and its getting better. slowly though, like you said. i just started taking vitamins calcium, vitamin d. it does make a difference. especially because i smoke. and that slows the healing process down. but i think ill be working again soon. i appriciated the response. i thought i was alone in this one. they told me that this brake was very rare. well it was great to hear your story...if you want ill keep up on this forum to let you know how things go down the road. good luck with everything and take care.
Hey, glad to hear you're doing better!!! Yes it's a very slow process and smoking will slow it down more. Don't forget to take the Vitamin C with the calcium they work together.
Please keep up with the forum let me know how you're healing.
Good luck and I hope your job will be understanding and give you the time to heal. Don't stress out, just get well and enjoy the down time!!!! ~ Take care.
broke my humerus 4 months ago and its still not healing, there is no bone growth and they don't want to operate as its close to the nerves. I'm going crazy and ive lost my job because of it.....does anyone have any tips to help promote bone growth as the doctors at my hospital seem to know nothing
I am 22 yes old. I broke my lower humerus doctors advised me for a caste, now 8 weeks have gone and the results are still not visible on the x-ray although i can move fingers and arm without any pain. i need your help in accelerating the hard callus formation. currently i am using sandoze 1000 mg and recently started osnate-800 on my docs prescription.
I did a research and found out that ultrasound and small electric shocks can heal faster do you know anything about it. I am thinking of applying small electric voltage of 9v around the bone as an experiment to see what happens. Plus 9v feels like nothing. i want to really get well very soon. and i am lookin forward for ideas.
what other methods/medicine(homopathic or herbal) would you suggest?
Im 16 and when I was 10 or 11 I was BMX racing and fell shattering my humerus and dislocating my shoulder. I was a tough kid so I sorta let everyone think I was fine but my mom knew otherwise. When we got there the doctors first thought it was dislocated but then said I had to be taken to surgery. I needed shoulder joint replacement and I also had to have a pin in my arm for a while till it healed. But as you see it's many years later and I can say that after it heals and you build the muscles up it's perfectly normal to move around and it doesn't mess with flexibility at least not mine. I can still reach behind me up real high, do cartwheels and all of that but it's still a bit easier to get dislocated again with drastic movements like hardcore swinging of a tennis racket.... But that might just be me cause I got it when I was so young and have grown my dad thinks I might need to get a replacement since I've grown. But unless your doing hardcore movements like that I highly doubt it will affect your DJ-ing. Also it's a matter of fear right after the surgery for a while I was scared to do a lot of movements with my arm thinking about what happened but after a while you forget and it all feels normal.
I am 22 and i had a LCL(lateral collateral ligament) injury back in march while playing football , i had to quit and started taking rest i even avoided walking and giving any stress to my knee. It has been 6 months now and i m not fully fit , i went to physiotherapist and he was just making money and had no real impact in healing my ligament .. tell me what should i do and will any vitamins or calcium drugs can help it heal more faster.
Jigga i know how you feel, take a look at my nephew on youtube Hector Luna was on the rise for Olympic gold after winning the 2009 National boxing title and on his way to winning the National golden glove his shoulder dislocated. We have tried to train, but has dislocated twice once after physical therapy and once more after surgery.I though for sure he was going to be an Olympian it has affect us both because I trained him.This kid was a flywieght but hit like a jr welter i thought for sure he was the next Manny pacquiao
I was in a accident where I shattered my humerous and had to have reconstructive surgery. After a plate and 15 pins and a great surgeon, I have full use of my arm. I found quickly that taking drugs was not a option. I had acupunture had within weeks I could touch my face. I did alot of damage but now because of a non-drug way I will fully recover.
I recently dislocate and fracture my right arm too, the pain and muscle soreness seem getting worst by days, now it has been 12 days after the incident. Does anyone has the same experience of feeling worst in term of pain?
By almost two weeks out, your pain should be decreasing significantly. By around 10 to 14 days the fracture should become "sticky" with new callus formation, so the fracture fragments should not move around and hurt any more.
So, it is not the usual course, for the pain to be getting worse. Unless you have a reason for the pain to be increasing (i.e. you have fallen, reinjured the shoulder, have significantly increased your activity level, etc), you should contact the orthopedic surgeon for advice.
Hey Everyone just thaught I would share my story as well. I was assulted and it resutlted in my humeral head shatterd into 15 pieces, dislocated and the bicep torn from the bone. I sat for 2 days at my house waiting for surgery. I recieved a plate, some cadaver bones, and who knows how many screws and a bunch of wires and stiches inside. 33 staples held incision together. I was told I would never fully rocover or move my arm higher than a 90 degree angle. 6 months today I have full use of my arm. I've been back at work waiting tables for 3 and half months bearing through insane pain so i could pay my bills. It's amazing but I took major steps and stopped smoking cigarettes after 15 years.... I'm 27. Ate pain killers like candy and smoked a ton of weed. Did PT everyday 2 times a day after 6 weeks. Went through withdraws from pills at 4 and a half month mark even after dosing down from oxys to hydro. Thanks you marijuana for real coudln't have done it without that and the suport of my girfriend. Eat well and be happy
6 weeks ago I suffered a distal humerus fracture in my right arm while arm wrestling. I had surgery 3 days later. My surgery was supposed to be 90 minutes but it ended up taking over 4 hours. 2 titanium plates and 20 screws later my arm was back together. My radial and ulnar nerve were damaged from the break and surgery so I have numbness through my ring finger, pinky and the back of my hand. Part of my palm and forearm, elbow and tricept area are also numb. My doctor told me the nerves will recover and wake up within 6 months. 6 weeks since surgery and feeling and strength has slowly returned. I still have a longway to go but what I've regained so far is encouraging. I worry that I won't recover full strength or feeling and that will effect me for life. I have been an active person all my life and working out was a big part of my lifestyle. I have been reaching out for information on others that had the same injury and fully recovered and returned to an active lifestyle. The only story I have found is of UFC fighter Minutaro Nogueira who suffered the same break in a fight last December. He has almost fully recovered after the same surgery and is preparing for a fight later this summer.
I have been trying to push the physical therapy and anything else I can do to speed up the recovery. In the end I know that it's going to take time and that's out of my control. It's frustrating but I'm thankful I still have a chance to fully recover and have two functioning arms.
If anyone here lifts weights or works out, how long after surgery were you able to start working out and lifting?
my name is jordon and over a month ago i come om my bmx wile grinding a rail and didn't think about the 6 7 foot drop on the over side,i twisted my shoulder, fractured my humerus and dislocated my shoulder, iv now got 2 pins and a wire in my arm does any one know if ill be able to bmx again and how easy will it be two dislocate again
It is kind of rare to sustain both a fracture of the humerus and dislocation of the shoulder, expect in the case of a proximal humeral head fracture where the articular surface is dislocated. But, these types are injuries are usually seen almost always in the elderly patient.
But, anything is possible, in the world of orthopedics.
By two pins and a wire, to an orthopedic surgeon, that means a construct of Steinmenn pins and a wire, which are being used to hold fracture fragments together.
(Then once the humerus is back together, then the shoulder can be reduced.)
This construct can be either a temporary construct that is to be taken out before therapy is started, or it can be a permanent construct.
But, there can be a problem in rehab. The exercises for the two injuries are a little different. But, nothing that can't be worked around.
As long as the humerus heals completely, it is at no higher risk of refracture that an uninjured bone.
As to the shoulder, that is a different story. If the ligament and capsule scar down so that there is no laxity, AND the patient builds the muscles back up around the shoulder girdle with a rigorous rehab program, then there should be no problems. But, if there is residual laxity in the shoulder joint, then it is at higher risk for redislocation.
But, of course, if the event of another high speed or high fall accident, who knows what can happen.
So, just be sure to do your therapy and rebuild all of your muscles before getting into situations where you are at risk of injury.