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Posted: 10/1/2001 9:22:22 AM EDT
Well this weekend I fractured a bone in my right hand and I was told that I was was going to have to have a pin placed in it so it would heal right. Now have anyone out there ever has this done I'd like to know about how long it takes to heal more like I want to know how long until I can shoot a gun thanks for the help.
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 9:26:35 AM EDT
been there. depends on where in the hand, if it's not a load-bearing part, give it a month or so, otherwise give it 4-6 months to recover fully before youy start stressing it again. whatever you do, keep it clean. learn to shoot lefty for a while.
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 10:20:36 AM EDT
[size=3][red]WARNING..GRAPHIC...I guess[/red][/size=3] I had a rod placed in my hand in July, after severing a tendon and nerves. Since then I have dislodged the rod and need at least two more surgeries to finish repairs. Afew years ago I had a pin placed in my thumb, took about 3-4 months of therapy before I was back to normal, I mean back to the way I was [:)] GOOD LUCK. [img]wsphotofews.excite.com/028/As/Ed/gE/ob31279.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 10:42:25 AM EDT
Having the pin in your hand is sooooooooo much better than having the grenade in your hand and throwing the pin. [xx(]
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 10:47:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2001 11:08:10 AM EDT by Waldo]
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 10:50:00 AM EDT
Looks like connect the dots to me. No pin in hand.....two large screws in back though. sgtar15
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 10:55:19 AM EDT
Pins and screws are great in the short term,but if you have the option of removal later, do it.Ive got them in shoulders,elbos,and leg, and as you age, they may becme calcified and arthritic. every change in barometric pressure or extreem temp. will have you chasing down the pain pills and anti inflamitories,then these eat up your stomach lining and you live on prilosec, on and on.Im 59 and feel like 90 a lot of the time.Just my 02 and experience.
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 11:33:15 AM EDT
dang, palmer, what did that? mine was an evil tablesaw.
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 11:36:59 AM EDT
Damnit, why did I click on this thread... My hands hurt now.
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 11:50:33 AM EDT
I've had a stainless steel plate and 4 pins in my left tibia for 25 years and the only problem I have with it is at the airport. No pain, discomfort, nothing. Of course, it never gets REAL cold here.
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 11:53:45 AM EDT
No. But I did stick my left palm and wrist in a cactus Sat. There are still plenty of needles in there. It now hurts just most of the time. [BD]
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 12:07:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By palmer: [img]wsphotofews.excite.com/028/As/Ed/gE/ob31279.jpg[/img]
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Oh yeah! I just remembered that football is on tonight!
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 12:30:56 PM EDT
no but i got a staple in each ankle area i scew in my right big toe and a screw on on the top of my foot area whatever thats called.
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 12:54:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 12:59:38 PM EDT
AWW CRAP, I looked again...
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 1:24:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lurker: dang, palmer, what did that? mine was an evil tablesaw.
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I took a header down a flight of stairs, when I finally hit the deck, my left hand hit a metal water drainage plate which also had a broken bottle on top of it. It happen so fast, I'am not sure if the bottle got me or the metal plate or the combination. Anyway, I had a five inch gash(cut that is!!) on one side of my trigger finger and a three inch gash on the palm side of my hand/finger. Most of what is seen in the photo is what the hand surgeon did to put the rod in. [BD]
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 1:44:42 PM EDT
Well I just got back from the ortho Doc I don't have to have a pin in it. But it hurt like hell because they had to reline the bone in my hand and I'll tell you the pain killer did not help me and they did not send me any pain killers for home so I have to go with what I got right now BEER.
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 2:00:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 2:43:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2001 2:38:26 PM EDT by Watch-Six]
I had pins put into my arm and completely through my wrist. They were only in for about 6 weeks while the arm was in a cast. They didn't hurt a bit when they were put in (I was unconscious in the operating room). The one in the wrist hurt like hell being pulled back out. (I was most certainly conscious!) Watch-Six
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 3:03:04 PM EDT
Nothing in the hand but I have a 7" metal plate with 6 screws in my left leg and [i]had[/i] 2 screws in my ankle. No discomfort with the plate, but it is [b]FUN[/b] in the airports... BISHOP
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 3:10:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 7:27:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ColonelKlink: is that the best picture you got, my dad is a captain and emt in the fire department, I have seen worse [rolleyes]
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I've "seen" worse also, but not on me,Thank God! Tryin to wish something on me? [stick]
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 8:20:54 PM EDT
Palmer, your username just took on a whole new meaning!!
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 8:37:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TREETOP: Palmer, your username just took on a whole new meaning!!
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LOL [:D] I didn't realize that! [stick]
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 8:48:03 PM EDT
Fractured major trochanter (hip/femur interface). DUMB bicycle accident -Never hop a racing bike at the end of a long hard ride when you have nothing left... gravity can be a real female dog. One plate, one giant screw and three small screws. According to the Dr. They used a Makita-type tool. Worst pain was the day after the surgery, I was ordered to WALK using a walker. That got my attention. Two months later I was walking on my one. A year later I was asked if I would like to have it removed. My answer was Heck Yeah and I want the hardware as a reminder! The screws are nice, shiny 316 stainless steel. Self drilling/tapping with a round hex head. Just before the removal I was asked if I would prefer a local anesthetic. ARE YOU NUTS? WHO DO I HAVE TO BRIBE? 100% Recovery. Unable to predict atmospheric events. Regards ACK
Link Posted: 10/1/2001 8:51:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Goet: Having the pin in your hand is sooooooooo much better than having the grenade in your hand and throwing the pin. [xx(]
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... waaaa LMFAO, good one Goet
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