radial nerve palsy - semi drop wrist
Hello, iam 18 in good shape and healthy.
I have osteogenesis imperfecta and i was driving home with some friends, friend lost control and hit a pole. I broke my humerus in 5 places and internal bleeding. I had gotten out of the car, and layed down waiting for the ambelance. I had fuction of my fingers and everything. When medics got there, the put my arm in this ballon looking thing, that strightened it and kept it stable. They gave me laughin gas for the pain, and one guy grabed my arm and pulled it stright, hard. and the other put on that brace. After getting to the hospital, and a few hours later after the CT scans and ultrasounds. They took off the brace(baloon thiing) and i didn't have full control of my fingers, and i could barly move my wrist.
I had surgery and a plate put in to fix the break, they also checked the nerve at the same time.
They told me it was fine, that it was probably caused by the pressure of the swelling.
This is day 6 after surgery, i can lift my wrist so it is stright with my arm, not any higher. My fingers, i can control of my top 2 knuckes, but not my bottem ones. So i can pinch thing and grab, but cant open my hand.
I tried playin xbox360 to test my fingers, did not go to good.
What Im trying to find out is how long it shoukd take to get back to 100%. The doctor said 6 to 8 months. This is not good, i start university in sept.
And i write with my hand that was broken.
So im looking for anyone who has had expperice with this and how long i should be waiting for, for this degree of damage.
Wow this took a while to type with one hand.