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Hi, I have undergone a surgery for forearm and elbow dislocation. My forearm was fixed with a plate and my was located with a k wire. Now my concerned is I am not able to move my arm. It is very stiff and has restrictions in movement. I just want to know which part of my hand should I start physio. Should I start my elbow or forearm exercise. I am confused.

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Go to a good Physio..Nd strt both with forerm n elbw exes..do hot fomentation to relieve stiffness
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Hi Depends on period since surgery. Your surgeon should be guiding on this after assessing with recent check x-rays. Wrist ,shoulder exercises are done when surgical wound heals over in 7 to 10 days post op, elbow after dislocation should be restricted for six weeks. Forearm 3 weeks postoperatively Anyway, your treating doctor should decide. Best wishes.
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Gentle Shoulder,elbow and wrist Stretching. Core Strengthening Exercises. . Avoid sleeping on affected side.. Warm up and cool down is a must. Hot fomentation.
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