A 28-year-old male asked:
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what is the definition or description of: arm fracture?

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Dr. Robert Dunbar
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
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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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Radius and ulna.: Described as the fracturing or breaking of either one or both of the bones in the lower arm or forearm. These bones are known as the radius and ulna.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks: Most fractures will heal within 6 weeks, but sometimes less time, and other times more.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Evans
39 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
8-12 weeks: Depending on type of fracture and location and general condition of host (healthy or multiple medical problems) fracture healing is variable but most ... Read More
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Dr. Teresa Carson
33 years experience Pediatrics
Stronger: Actually it is believed that where a bone heals will actually be stronger, due to laying down of new bone material.
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