A 46-year-old member asked:
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how is an arm fracture typically diagnosed?

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Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xray: Xrays are used to diagnosis fractures.
Answered on Dec 12, 2014
Dr. Maritza Baez
16 years experience Family Medicine
X-ray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor.
Answered on Nov 26, 2013
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