Ashley's broken arm

by Ashley
(Maine)

When I was two I fell off a tree house and my baby sitter saw it happening and ran over to me but she did not get there in time.


I landed on my left arm on the ground so she brought me inside to my mom and my mom and my dad left with me and brought me to the ER because It was obvious that there was some thing wrong with my arm.

After they had gotten the x-rays done and they had gotten the ortho doctor in there they just put a splint on my arm and the ortho doctor said that I might need surgery to repair my arm because I broke it in 3 or 4 places. So then he sent me home and scheduled an appointment for a couple of days later with some one else to get my arm looked at again and put in a hard cast...it was pink.

They said that I might need surgery later but not at this point so that was a great thing. When I walked out of their office I was wearing a new pink cast that went all the way up my arm.

The worst part about this was that my birthday was coming up in a couple of months I was turning three years old. Well they started me in physical therapy right after they got me out of the cast almost a year after I got it in and 7 cast changes.

I was able to move my arm with alot of pain in it though they gave me a sling to keep my arm in to keep it in the healing position. My arm was still a little deformed in the elbow. Once I was able to bounce a ball and stuff that all kids like to do i was discharged from PT

After all that happened I am now 15 and I have problems with that arm a lot. I am not able to do pushups in gym so I get a lower grade. I am not able to reach certain things.

So I have to go to an ortho doctor again and see what he has to say. I still have pain in my arm some times when I move it...my other doctor said I might have arthritis in it. It also hurts when it is cold out. Who knew that because they did not do surgery I would be out of luck 13 years later.

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Ashley, don’t worry about your present situation. I had faced the same thing and now I am completely alright. That’s why I told that be cool. For me it took one and a half year to recover completely. Continue the treatment without any failure. In home care

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When I was 18, I fell and broke my ulna and radius. At the hospital they said I needed surgery, but they had no staff, so they put my arm in plaster and sent me away. No rehab or anything afterwards. All the rest of my life it ached, xrays would show a bit of the ulna styloid had been broken off "but it had more or less rejoined OK so best leave well alone" was the result. I was told it probably had arthritis.

I am a runner. When I was 49, I tripped and fell when running. I did not think I had broken my wrist. But as months passed, I became unable to turn it to use a spoon or brush my teeth, so back to the doctor, another xray, and it showed that the bit of ulna styloid that had been broken off when I was 18 and that should have been removed, had shattered into dozens of sharp shards of bone that were lodged in my triangular cartilage and tendons. I had to have surgery a week before my 50th birthday to remove the fragments and now have a shredded triangular cartilage and tendon sticted to ligament with permanent non dissolving stitches,m and continuing pain. If they had taken the broken pieces out when I was 18, none of the preceding pain and problems would have ever happened. I am now 57. I have to wear a wrist brace for most activities now.

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