Urgent Advise Regarding L2 Wedge Fracture Of The Spine Please.
Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:32 AM
My father suffered a stroke 18 months ago, severely reducing his mobility through left-side spasticity. Since then he has suffered an L2 Wedge Fracture of his spine at some point in April through circumstances unknown.
He was x-rayed on the 18th of April and heard nothing back regarding the results until a meeting with his GP on the 2nd of May relating to a totally different issue. Upon review of his medical records at this appointment she exclaimed "oh, have you been told you have a wedge fracture of your spine?"
Since then she has booked him in for bone density scans to determine potential cause.
The problem is that we have been offered no advise at all on whether or not to restrict his mobility, keep him bed ridden or to take him to hospital to further his care.
Every example that I have read about here and elsewhere relating to fractures of this nature have resulted in extended hospital care and a back brace.
Can anyone offer any advice please? My father has been up and down stairs and normally mobile with this condition and i'm worried that he could be worsening the situation.
Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:21 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 03:09 PM
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