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Dr. Ronald Krinick
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
DEPENDS ON LOCAION: Displacement and location will be variable. An xray will help with the decision.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Varies based upon specific nature of fracture, some even potentially require surgery, while others are immobilized until they heal. Don't hesitate to ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Broken arm: Pain, swelling, bruising.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: It depends on what you mean by treatment - many fractures are treated only with a sling such as upper humerus (upper arm) fractures and many fractures ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of th ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A broken arm: can be anything from minor to major. Fractures have significant pain, deformity and loss of function. Fractures can be stabilized by a splint or Cas ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Almost all fractures require some kind of immobilization - but that can come in many different forms, depending on the fracture - plaster/fiberglass s ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Would anticipate: That a simple arm fracture should not be lethal. Were there complications?
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
yes: Most often if you are healing from a broken arm (either the forearm or the upper arm), you should be free to move the hand/fingers. And in fact shoul ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Certainly can and --: Generally most over 80+ do very well from surgery for it even. Age is not a bar to any treatment including surgery, for a fractured arm or of any othe ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Same thing: "fractured" is just the medical term for broken.
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