A 27-year-old member asked:
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how is an arm fracture typically treated?

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Dr. Howard Luks
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Depends on where in the arm it is and how bad it is and on the individual patient.
Answered on Apr 7, 2013

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Possible: Nonunion. Check with your orthopedic surgeon to get the best determination regarding the healing of your fracture.

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