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Approximately how long will a broken humerus be in a cast for?

Approximately how long will a broken humerus be in a cast for?

6-8 weeks in general: Not all humerus fractures are the same and require treatments specific to each patient. Breaks in the middle of the bone are immobilized in a splint or cast or just a sling until the broken bone ends get "sticky" and begin to move slowly as one bone. Casts are converted to braces or slings once early adequate healing is confirmed. ...Read more

Dr. Rahul Banerjee
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Humerus Fracture (Definition)

It is a fracture (bone break) of the upper arm bone. The humerus is the bone that connects to the shoulder (through part of the shoulder blade) at one end, the elbow (through the two bones of the forearm, the ulna and the radius) at the other. The humerus can be fractured ...Read more


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I have a broken humerus I had a accident on march 8. now I been on a corflex brace for 6 weeks. How long does it take to heal?

I have a broken humerus I had a accident on march 8. now I been on a corflex brace for 6 weeks. How long does it take to heal?

Varies: But 6 weeks is pretty standard to be out of the cast. HOWEVER, that is assuming a very simple straight well-aligned fracture or partial fracture (greenstick). some require internal repairs to fit everything back again. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to treat and care for a broken humerus?

What are the best ways to treat and care for a broken humerus?

Depends: It depends on the location, type, and severity of the fracture. Casting may be all that is needed, or surgery maybe necessary. Most of the time, a cast is all that is required. ...Read more

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Will signs of menopause be working against my broken humerus healing?

Will signs of menopause be working against my broken humerus healing?

Yes: Woman in their late 40's and on need to make sure they have adequate calcium in their diets. This is even more so when you have a broken bone. Another important issue would be how you broke your bone? If a very minor incident caused the break then you may have weak bones already. ...Read more

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Are there any types of specialists that can set a broken humerus for an uninsured person?

Are there any types of specialists that can set a broken humerus for an uninsured person?

Fracture Humerus/ins: You can make an appointment in nearest clinic affiliated with a teaching hospital and apply for charity care
but do it fast you can not have this fracture noy treated. ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my broken humerus?

How do I strengthen my broken humerus?

Regular exercises to: Strengthen the muscles and increase the range of motion of the shoulder and elbow joints. This way your humerus will get stronger as well. Having a balanced diet and with multivitamins will also enhance the healing process.

Follow your doctors advise to maximize the results in the shortest possible time. ...Read more

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What can I do to promote healing of my broken humerus (mid shaft)?

What can I do to promote healing of my broken humerus (mid shaft)?

Physical Therapy: Humerus fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Your fracture seems to be well advanced in healing and I think you should start pt at this time to overcome stiffness. ...Read more

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Will I be able to dj again w/o pain after a dislocated right shoulder and broken humerus?

Will I be able to dj again w/o pain after a dislocated right shoulder and broken humerus?

Shoulder dislocation: That would be the goal. It is hard to predict how a patient will heal, but sticking to the plan of your physician and physical therapist will give to the best opportunity to heal fully. ...Read more

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One screw came loose on my broken humerus bone. What should I do?

One screw came loose on my broken humerus bone. What should I do?

Ortho surgeon: See your ortho surgeon for treatment options. Depending on imaging reads, duration since surgical fixation, medical history etc, he or she may be the best to decide your next steps. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could my 11 year old have a broken humerus? He fell back onto elbow with his weight plus another child's weight.

Could my 11 year old have a broken humerus? He fell back onto elbow with his weight plus another child's weight.

Possible: He would be in excruciating pain if his humerus bone was broken. If he has swelling or redness with pain, he should be examined in an urgent care car or by his primary within a day or so. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a broken humerus bone heal but extended the normal growth that may cause us inability to move the joint?

Is it possible that a broken humerus bone heal but extended the normal growth that may cause us inability to move the joint?

Location of break: It depends on the location of the break in your humerus. If it involved the shoulder joint you may need physical therapy to mobilize the arm after it has healed, talk to your orthopedic doctor about follow up. ...Read more

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Docs, could a broken humerus bone heal but extended the normal growth that may cause us inability to move the joint?

Docs, could a broken humerus bone heal but extended the normal growth that may cause us inability to move the joint?

Yes: Any fracture may heal inappropriately if improperly aligned, especially those which include a joint. See an orthopedist, and have your injury evaluated. ...Read more

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I have had a broken humerus bone with a rodand pins for 3 weeks and can't get into a pain management doctor for another week I am out pain meds. Help?

I have had a broken humerus bone with a rodand pins for 3 weeks and can't get into a pain management doctor for another week I am out pain meds. Help?

Pain: Post injury and post-operative pain management is most appropriately done by the surgeon who did the care/surgery. Call and arrange a follow-up appointment with the (i assume) orthopedic surgeon. Explain the pain issues and request analgesics to carry you until your pain management appointment comes through. I'm wondering why pain management is involved for acute injury. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy for a broken humerus give you an ear ache?

Can physical therapy for a broken humerus give you an ear ache?

Not usually!: Never heard of therapy for a broken humerus causing an earache... Check w/ your primary care doc or an ENT to investigate. If your fx. Was proximal (toward the shoulder) on the humerus your p.T. May be exercising your shoulder muscles and occ. Your trapezius and sternocleidomastoid muscles get'irritated'. This conceivably could cause pain near your same side ear; but not an earache. Good luck! ...Read more

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Broken humerus bone. I'm now in a Sarmiento brace. I feel a warm feeling where the fracture occurred. Is it something serious?

Broken humerus bone. I'm now in a Sarmiento brace. I feel a warm feeling where the fracture occurred. Is it something serious?

Warmth: Warmth is probably good sign. Fractures heal by making a clot first and this means increased blood flow. YOU should not get fever though. Let ortho know that. ...Read more

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How long for a spiral humerus fracture to mend?

How long for a spiral humerus fracture to mend?

It depend: On her general health and how bad the fracture, I will say 2-3 weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after plating of a humerus fracture?

Variable: You do not mention what kind of fracture or how old you are. Children and adolescents heal a lot faster than older adults. ...Read more

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Recently operated 4 a humerus fracture & my arm was fractured in another 2 areas while inserting the rod. How long will my arm take 2 recover?

Hard to say: Without reviewing the xray, its hard to say
if you sustained a further fracture while treating the humerus fracture it should heal
over 6-8 weeks
that would be a reasonable estimate based
on the available info. ...Read more

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Hello! I have a recent proximal humerus fracture and am about 3 1/2 weeks out from closed reduction. How long should I continue to feel the bone move?

By that time-: -I would not expect you 2 feel that any more. Be sure that you get into see your ortho guy or @ least call & tell him/her of it ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: humerus fracture?

Arm bone break: It is a fracture (bone break) of the upper arm bone. The humerus is the bone that connects to the shoulder (through part of the shoulder blade) at one end, the elbow (through the two bones of the forearm, the ulna and the radius) at the other. The humerus can be fractured anywhere along its length. ...Read more

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How healed is my humerus fracture after 12 weeks?

How healed is my humerus fracture after 12 weeks?

Well healed most --: Likely, but depends on the type of treatment provided to you, for the fracture and whether you have had any more injury to the arm or not.
Generally by 3 months it should have healed nicely. ...Read more

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What happened to your arm when you have a humerus fracture?

Hopefully heals: The fracture has a high rate of healing. Many humerus fractures can heal in a brace. Some require surgery - plating or having a rod placed. Ideally, the fracture will heal and you will have a complete recovery. ...Read more

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Am I fit for gym after humerus fracture?

Yes, If fully healed: Humerus fractures may take 3 + months to heal depending on their severity and location. But when the fracture is fully healed and the elbow and shoulder joints are moving well then you should be ready to start gym again. However, you need to start slowly and build up your strength with time. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for humerus fracture?

Too broad of a topic: I cannot answer this accurately. The humerus can be broken in three distinct areas, near the shoulder, the middle part of the bone, and near the elbow. Depending where the fracture is has huge impact on the options. There are non-operative and surgical options for fractures at all three locations but I cannot discuss in more detail without knowing more specifics about the fracture. ...Read more

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Humerus fracture - what are the chances of healing without surgery?

Humerus fracture - what are the chances of healing without surgery?

Humerus fracture: Some variables include location of the fracture, degree of displacement (position of fragments relative to one another), host variables (illnesses that may affect healing, smoker), ? Additional injuries (leg injury that may require need for arm walk with crutches). While many fractures will heal without surgery, repair of frwcture may help with pain and more rapid return to function. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can humerus fracture heal without sling.

Can humerus fracture heal without sling.

Give it a rest: Best to immobilize your fracture with a sling, splint or orthotic. Not giving it a chance to heal could lead to a nonunion which could result in a surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more