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fell on outstretched arm

A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Needs to be seen: The upper arm can a fracture located down from the shoulder from such an injury. You should keep it immobilized with a sling & tie the bent arm to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Certainly possible: Severe pain after such a fall in the wrist or forearm certainly could justify an x-ray to rule out that possibility. Also persistence of significant ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Grover
26 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Falling on an outstretched limb can easily cause a fracture. You should have it checked by a physician.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: You may broken a bone. It would be prudent to see a doctor and if need be have the wrist x-rayed. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetabl ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Briefly to wash up: The function of the brace is to protect the growth plate from further injury as it heals & reduce the chances of premature growth plate fusion & possi ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Jeu
44 years experience Family Medicine
It : It sounds very possible that you have a spasm of your trapezius muscle, probably from the fall. Often when a muscle has been strained it will spasm c ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Injury: It is likely that you sustained injury to muscles and/or ligaments and these injuries take weeks to heal. If there is associated swelling and marked t ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
44 years experience Pediatrics
?fracture: You need to have her see a dr. or an emergency room--she needs to get an xray to make sure there is no fracture.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
26 years experience Radiology
Hard to say : First step would be to get seen and may need an xray.

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