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A 46-year-old member asked:

How is an arm fracture typically diagnosed?

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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Xray: Xrays are used to diagnosis fractures.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
X-ray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

How is an arm fracture typically treated?

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Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luksanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Depends: I'm not exactly sure what portion of the arm that you really are referring to. Some fractures of the shoulder or the humerus require surgery, yet many do not. Many fractures, if not most, of the forearm, require surgery to preserve your range of motion after the fracture heals. So obviously the treatment recommendation depends on the type of fracture and its location.

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