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what happens if you leave broken arm untreated

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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
10-14 days: If you know your arm is broken, you need to have it treated by casting or surgery in 10-14 days after that treatment is more difficult.
Dr. Robert Dunbar
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Fractures that come through the skin are treated like emergencies, to minimize the risk of infection. Closed fractures are best placed into a reas ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Set the bone& : Apply cast on it and take x-ray to see if the bone i n good position, if is not we may to have to repeat this or do surgery.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Cast: Most commonly, a broken arm is treated by placing a cast (plaster or fiberglass) on the affected arm for approximately 6 weeks until the fracture is h ... 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 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
22 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Variable: Everyone is a little different in terms of how long discomfort after a broken bone will last. Other factors include how much you move the arm (limb) ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Recumbant bike, walking, hiking uphill, maybe running depending on fracture. Lunges, weightless squats, standing hamstring curls, some pilates. >nutri ... Read More

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