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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: 8 week post op x-rays


 steve f - Mon May 21, 2007 7:41 pm

I just got these x-rays done today.I go to my doctor in two days so he can look at them.I am too anxious to wait and wondering if someone could read them for me.I guess what i want to know is is there any significant healing taking place and do you think i'll be able to start physical therapy now.
Thanks all,
Steve F

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 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue May 22, 2007 7:34 pm

User avatar I am not a radiologist, nor an orthopedic surgeon so please take my comments with a grain of salt. I may be completely mistaken.

Based on these x-rays, I do not see a lot of evidence of new bone formation, although it does look like there is some.

I would have expected that there would be more healing by now but, again, this may be very normal for such an injury.

Your orthopedist will be able to answer much more confidently than I can.

Best wishes. If you get a chance, please update us on what your doctor says. Thanks.
 steve f - Thu May 31, 2007 2:27 pm

Thank you for you reply.My doctor was pleased with what he saw.He told me the bone is 50% healed.Also he has me doing physical therapy now ,but still no weight lifting .I go back in 4 weeks for another x-ray .
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:03 am

User avatar Thanks for the update. Your update just confirms the need for specialists. I was incorrect in my interpretation of the x-rays.

Thanks again. Best wishes.

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