It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Arm, Wrist & Hand Message Board

Elbow pain years after posterior radial plate surgery

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2
RonPopeil HB User
Elbow pain years after posterior radial plate surgery

When I was 13 years old I was hit by a drunk driver while rollerblading. I fractured my right radius about an inch away from the elbow joint. The bone fractured completely through and had to be set with a plate. I was told by the surgeon that only five of the six screws are set in the plate because of the complication of the operation.

It's now 15 years later and I'm experiencing pain and uncomfortable sensation in my right elbow. Sometimes the cracking sensation builds to the point that it's painful but won't crack. It does pop quite frequently sometimes multiple times an hour. I experience a fair amount of pain as well. Sometimes after work (i wait tables) my right elbow and lower arm will be very painful. I feel stiffness in my wrist and fingers and if I try to crack my wrist or thumb I can feel a painful cracking sensation in my elbow. I can also trigger this pain by flexing my forearm and twisting my wrist. Like reving a motorcycle. As far as treatment my arm seems to respond best to heat and NSAID's. Specifically Aleve.

I'm posting because this situation is becoming more severe. The pains have spread outside of my elbow to my hand and shoulder and, at the same time, have intensified. I'm hoping to figure out exactly what's going on, as this is most likely related to my past injury, and how to live with it.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:02 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2017 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!