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How long could my broken arm be in a cast

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Usually 4-6 weeks: Arm fractures usually heal in 4-6 weeks depending on the extent of fracture, type of fractuere and which arm bone or bones are affected. All things e ... Read More
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-8 weeks: Most fractures of the forearm and wrist heal in about 6-8 weeks. Fractures of the upper arm and shoulder may take a bit longer, sometimes up to 10-12 ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Shouldn't hurt: Running a mile in a short arm cast shouldn't be a problem.
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not very well as it-: -requires twisting motion. Best 2 remain a spectator until healed. Push it & you can have problems healing.
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Some fractures in toddlers are little more than a dent in the bone, like a dent in a can.It is stable and is often just places in a soft splint. Other ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Stiffness should be expected and limited hand and wrist motion may limit driving. Once the stiffness is worked out, then driving can be resumed. Wit ... 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Two different things: The cast to immobilize the bone and sling to help carry the cast.
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayaz Samadani
56 years experience General Practice
Fracture pain: It may or may not give pain depending on the position of fractured parts
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grutter
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks: Fracture healing depends on the severity of the injury. Forearm fractures typically heal in 6-8 weeks and are usually casted for 4-6 weeks.
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