Hi, I was in a car accident dec 25th 2009, had loads of pain in left shoulder and arm, scan done Oct 2010 showed full thickness tear of supraspinatus, my question is can a pre existing partial tear prior to the accident be diagnosed without any previous MRI scan before the accident.
Thanks for getting back to me so soon. The breaks were lower part of his leg. The LARGE bone has an uneven pointed jagged(twisted) break. They put a rod from knee to ankle attached with one screw in knee and two screws on the inside of ankle. On the outer side they placed a metal plate with 6 screws. Now the break in ankle is healed. The one that is not healing is about 4 inches above the top of his left foot. What they want to do now is remove the nail(rod) and bore out bone to place larger rod and place metal plates on both side of bone. Then do bone graft. Any information you can give us would be very helpfull.
Just a quick note to say hi! I hope all goes well for you, I just want to let you know that I start a new course of physiotherapy soon using the 'biopsycosocial model' i.e a physical, psychological and social perspective to deal with all issues holistically (I guess I am a bit cross that this approach assumes that my pain is not solely due to the physical injury) Anyway it is worth a shot. In NZ we have a government accident insurance that everyone has to have...but they try to minimise cost by declining treatment for injuries....so I am quite lucky to get this treatment, if it does not improve my injury or makes it worse then I will seek a second opinion. PS for me I was back at work within two weeks of metalware removal. Walking on it the same day (even though I didn't want to)!
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