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Offline lydgate

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hand fracture
« on: July 24, 2006, 08:14:59 PM »
I fractured my right hand (wrist) just over seven weeks ago. First four weeks in a cast (hot pink, if ye please), last three weeks in a splint. Visited the orthopaedic clinic today, they took more x-rays. Last time I was there, a couple of weeks ago, I was told that I'd almost certainly be able to discard the splint/brace after today, but apparently the fracture is healing a little slower than usual, and I've been told to keep wearing the splint for another MONTH!  >:(  :(  ???

Could this be because of my HIV infection? (I was infected exactly 11 months ago. I'm not on meds.) Anybody else have experiences with slow-healing injuries or fractures after being infected/diagnosed?

Jay
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Re: hand fracture
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2006, 09:32:58 PM »
Hi Jay,

I haven't had the misfortune of a fracture, myself, but I just wanted to tell you I'm sorry to know it happened to you!

Wishing you a speedier recovery!!

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Offline Eldon

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Re: hand fracture
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2006, 09:52:08 PM »
Sorry to hear about your hand fracture. I haven't had it happened to me but I bet it is pretty painful. I don't know of any connections with HIV and the healing process. You might want to get a further analysis with your Doctor and see why it is taking so long to heal.

Hope you get better soon and Keep us posted.

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: hand fracture
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2006, 04:25:55 AM »
Hey Jay, very sorry to hear of your hand fracture. I have never heard of HIV interfearing with bone healing. I had a broken toe and it healed just fine. Good luck with it. Hope you are better soon!
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Offline CalvinC

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Re: hand fracture
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2006, 08:46:18 PM »
Jay, methinks that the longer healing process is just that: a longer healing process that has nothing to do with being poz. Your numbers are good so your body is reacting as it would had you been neg. I had "tennis elbow" and it's taken a good year to heal. Fractures take time. Be good to yourself and stop using that hand for a wank. heh heh

andrew

Offline lydgate

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Re: hand fracture
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2006, 06:38:55 AM »
Thanks Andrew, Eldon, Jeff, and Zephyr...  :-* Thanks for your best wishes. I'm just curious why the damn healing is taking so long (I've been very good). Je suis fatigue.  ;D Jay
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Re: hand fracture
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2006, 06:53:57 AM »
Hi Jay,

I meant to say something when this thread first appeared, sorry I'm so slow sometimes.

I'm wondering if maybe you were taken out of that lovely pink cast too soon? Something similar happened to a friend of mine years ago and she ended up in the splint thingy for longer than she would have had to, had the cast been left on for an extra week. At least that was the explanation she was given when it took her longer to heal. She was told that the splint didn't keep the fracture immobile enough and that is what slowed down the healing - because it wasn't strong enough when the cast was removed. LOL, hope that makes sense! :D

Be kind to yourself in the meantime. Here's to speedy healing!

Ann
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Offline blondbeauty

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Re: hand fracture
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2006, 07:52:02 AM »
Maybe Ann has got the reason for the delay in your healing. Probably the cast isnt well positioned and allows certain movement of the wrist.
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