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A 24-year-old member asked:

How can you treat a broken arm?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
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 healed.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Orthopedic care: This involves immobization, xrays intially and for follow up and up and therapy when and if needed.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
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.
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
A broken arm: can be anything from minor to major. Fractures have significant pain, deformity and loss of function. Fractures can be stabilized by a splint or Cast initially. An X-ray can confirm if there is a fracture and permanent treatment can be either casting , splinting or surgery depending on the fracture.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Varies: Varies based upon a more specific description of the fracture. Some need simply immobilization and time to heal, others require surgery.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How do you treat broken arm if near epipheses?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
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. For more severe injuries, surgery may be required.

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