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how to protect previously broken arm during sports

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Until Healed--: Until healed completely, probably chess.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: Sorry to say it again but it all depends upon what he injury is. A non displaced fracture is difernet from a fracture that requires reduction , or int ... Read More

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
If healed yes: As long as the fracture has healed and there is no residual deformity that limits function resumption of sport is usually possible.
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
See a doc!: You don't say what sport or how long this has been going on. It certainly is concerning, though. You may be compressing a nerve or artery but where, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
46 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Do not position the tens unit over the plate. Start with a low stimulation and increase slowly to get the pain relief.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Painful: Broken bones don't say i think i'm broke, they say i'm broke. Most people feel silly when they say i think i broke a bone when they finally break a b ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Move: When one has a broken arm, in order to let it heal, it gets immobilized, that is it is placed at rest in order to let the bones heal. So, movement is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
NSAID's: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications can be helpful. Sometimes a physician may prescribe a narcotic at the time of injury if pain is severe. Acu ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
19 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes!: Are you asking about your forearm? You can fracture your ulna (one of the forearm bones) by hitting directly against an edge with a lot of force. Th ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Flanagan
48 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Physical therapy: Once the bone has healed it would be best if you consulted with a physical therapist to help you regain your range of motion and strength for good fun ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: If the fracture is well aligned, a cast may be all that is required. Other times the bone may need to be manipulated back in place before casting. F ... Read More
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