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Elbow fracture/dislocatio

Hi. I have had an elbow surgery 4 months ago. I have been taking good amount of calcium supplements everyday. Do I still need to continue taking them? The rods and plates in my elbow will be removed after 2 years. So do I have to keep taking milk and other calcium foods till the removal of implants?
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Saurabh Bhalla Delhi | Occupational Therapist
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calcium supplements are not necessary. Take them if and only if your blood serum calcium levels are low. and are advised to take the, or if your bone mineral density is low.
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you may discontinue the supplement if your blood serum levels show Normal calcium levels
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Keep the food intake normal. Stay Healthy
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Dr. Deepak Tamrakar (PT) Raipur | Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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Its depends upon the recovery you have till today. Discuss to your docter. If you have movment restirction then you need mobility and flexibility ex.
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Dr. Vishwas Virmani Noida | Physiotherapist
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u have to do elbow ROM exercises for flexion,extension,supination,pronation. do hand gripper to restore muscle strength of your elbow and hand and fingers.
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Dr. Vikram Dwivedi (PT) Bilaspur | Rehab & Physical Medicine Specialist
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No need of taking supplements anymore, join physiotherapy to restore normal elbow function
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Dr. Deepak Relhan Delhi | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist for Stroke
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You should consult Physiotherapist for getting back all your elbow movements and solving your problems. The calcium has already done it's work.

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Dr Deepak Kumar Relhan
Senior Consultant Physiotherapist

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No need to take any calcium supplements. They have no role in fracture healing. Good quality plates will not cause any problems.
Concentrate on physio to get active movements now. All the best.
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