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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Radiologic: Diagnosis of arm fracture starts with plain spine x-rays. If DX is uncertain or suspicious for pathologic fx (bone infiltrated by tumor of any kind, i ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Pain: Pain, deformity and loss of function, swelling, bruising.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: I'm not exactly sure what portion of the arm that you really are referring to. Some fractures of the shoulder or the humerus require surgery, yet many ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Depends on where in the arm it is and how bad it is and on the individual patient.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xray: Xrays are used to diagnosis fractures.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Dunbar
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bone broken in arm: An arm fracture typically refers to a fracture of the bone in the upper arm, the humerus or of the bones in the forearm, the radius and/or the ulna. F ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: No strong evidence...But same as skiing, snowboarding, jumping on trampoline and being an active kid.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: Not recommended usually...But very rarely a splint can be used.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Regular diet: Continue a normal adult diet to support your weight. Which you can calculate by adding a zero to your current weight. So for example If you weigh 209 ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Because fractures: Need to be dealt with promptly. Depending on the fracture, often the fracture will be splinted in the er with advice to follow with the orthopod, or ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Must of the time yes, however depend upon where the fx is, the particular bone involved and the characteristic of the fx.It varies from a simple splin ... Read More

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