A 28-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: arm fracture?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Dunbar answered
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bone broken in arm: An arm fracture typically refers to a fracture of the bone in the upper arm, the humerus or of the bones in the forearm, the radius and/or the ulna. Fractures in the hand and wrist are usually not called "arm fractures". While many of these fractures are treated non-surgically in children, many of these fractures, particularly those in the forearm, require surgery in adults.
Answered on Jun 12, 2015
Dr. Jeffrey Wint answered
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Arm: The arm is the region from the elbow to the shouder. Past the elbow is actually your forearm. A fracture in the humerus is an arm fracture but often the description is misused to mean the forearm too. " i broke my arm: could mean almost anything to moist people.
Answered on Dec 10, 2012
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