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How does a compression sleeve help swelling caused by broken arm?

How does a compression sleeve help swelling caused by broken arm?

Forces fluid out: Compression sleeves help force fluid out of the extremity. Often times, the lymphatic system which drains fluid out of the extremity, does not work well after a fracture. A compression sleeve might help in the short term. ...Read more

Dr. Ajay Balaram
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Arm Fracture (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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How can you treat a broken arm?

How can you treat a broken arm?

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. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Tip)

Recovering from a Broken Bone

Painful broken bones. Corrected with surgery. Keep weight off to heal. ...See more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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How do you treat broken arm if near epipheses?

How do you treat broken arm if near epipheses?

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. ...Read more

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What can you not do with a broken arm?

What can you not do with a broken arm?

Restrictions: A lot depends upon the location, degree, level of instability, effectiveness of treatment. You really need to get specific guidelines from your treating provider...But i always mention when asked that using a jackhammer and repelling down a steep mountain are probably out for most. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Tip)

Recovering from a Broken Bone

Drinking bone marrow broths help! has solubilized calcium, msm, glucosamine, glutamine in it. ...See more

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How to get rid of or lessen the pain of a broken arm or leg?

How to get rid of or lessen the pain of a broken arm or leg?

Stability: Stability either operatively or non operatively is the best way to control pain. Aside from that various medications are available. We don't recommend nsaids however for most adult fractures because of the theoretic risk of non union. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what does a pediatrician do for a newborn broken arm?

How do I know exactly what does a pediatrician do for a newborn broken arm?

Refer to orthopedist: The pediatrician cannot do anything other than confirm the diagnosis (xray) and determine an etiology. Usually the newborn is referred to an orthopedist and a soft cast is placed and reassessed and readjusted frequently. Immobilizing the fractured arm should suffice to prevent the pain but the pediatrician can also prescribe tylenol (acetaminophen) for that. ...Read more

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Can you get broken arm by hitting on door?

Yes!: Are you asking about your forearm? You can fracture your ulna (one of the forearm bones) by hitting directly against an edge with a lot of force. This is called a nightstick fracture. It would be very painful and you might feel movement and grinding at the fracture site. It would take a lot of force in a young person. ...Read more