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Old 02-22-2007, 01:47 AM
Denise P Denise P is offline
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Hello all,

Although I only recently discovered it, I have at least two AVM's in my right arm. One is located visibly near the surface of my forearm and the other involves the muscle and bony structure of my elbow. Both of them are increasingly painful and cause my hand to swell and. I have met with Dr. Yakes and am scheduled for my first treatment of the lower, smaller AVM at the end of March. Any advice? Thanks for the opportunity to interact and gain information!
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Old 02-22-2007, 01:51 PM
KristieinStMarysGA KristieinStMarysGA is offline
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Hey,

I have a VM in my left foreram/elbow and also treated by Dr.Yakes. He is an awesome doctor and his staff is great. I was treated very well, by his PA Dave he was super nice. Nothing but good things about Dr.Yakes and his staff.

Recovery time was pretty easy, we went out sight seeing in Denver the afternoon I got discharged from the hospital, I just took over the counter pain medicine instead of the vicodin that was prescribed.

I did have a good bit of stiffness that lasted a long time, but I had physical therapy becuase I had lost the use of my arm/hand before being treated. That took about 3 months to get normal range of motion back, but it won't ever be the same since the elbow joint was really involved in mine. I still have residual weakness but it's tolerable.

Hope that helps, and good luck!

Kristie
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