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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Have many baby had a greenstick humerus fracture? If so, how long does it take to heal?

Have many baby had a greenstick humerus fracture? If so, how long does it take to heal?

Depends on age: If an infant, fractures heal very fast. May be as soon as 2-3 weeks.

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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.

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