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How Long Could My Broken Arm Be In A Cast
Usually 4-6 weeks: Arm fractures usually heal in 4-6 weeks depending on the extent of fracture, type of fractuere and which arm bone or bones are affected. All things equal you should expect 4-6 weeks but your orthopedist may think differently based on follow up exam, x-rays and your individual case study. Follow up and keep open dialog with your doctor. ...Read more
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
6 weeks: Fracture healing depends on the severity of the injury. Forearm fractures typically heal in 6-8 weeks and are usually casted for 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
I broke my wrist have a full arm cast is it possible for me to do track. The dr said no running jumping or twisting my broken arm can I throw still?
Not very well as it-: -requires twisting motion. Best 2 remain a spectator until healed. Push it & you can have problems healing. ...Read more
Depends: The fracture label can be applied to a torus fracture, which is like a dent in a bear can & doesn't have any instability at all. If anything these are sometimes put in a splint more to remind the kid s/he is injured until it heals. Casting may be delayed until swelling subsides, so it can work better. It's primary role is providing a stable protected positioning. Not all fractures need it. ...Read more
That depends on : The injury/ injuries, any other complicating factors ; the surgical procedures that need to be performed. There is no one size fits all answer for this question. ...Read more
Can not tell:
Healing the fracture requires formation of new bone to unite the pieces. It depends on the method of fixation, the blood supply, and your vitamin d levels.
Doctors can check with xray to see the callus formation which shows on xray and is an indication of the new bone formation. ...Read more
2 to 3 months: Usually after the fx has healed and the arm properly reha, that is you have ragain your strenght and mobility back.Depanding upon where the fx is localized and fx characteristic could be nbeyween two and three months. ...Read more
Variable: Depends on break and intervention. Acl in my office does not go back to sports for at least 4 months and a non op humerus depends on healing but at least 4steady months as well. ...Read more
Fractures that come through the skin are treated like emergencies, to minimize the risk of infection.
Closed fractures are best placed into a reasonable position & splinted to reduce risk of further soft tissue injury and for comfort.
Most fractures are treated within a week or so, but occasionally after failure of non-op treatment, surgeries may take place later. It's harder, but it can be don. ...Read more
Depends: Location, degree of injury, tupe of fixation, age, general health all come into play but in most adults farctuers on average take 6-8 weeks to heal with respect to a united bone. ...Read more
I got hit in my temple, will this cause life long damage? I had gotten in a fight today, not serious like a broken arm or anything, but i did get punch in my left temple. I was really wanted to know if this may be something to keep an eye on. Like i need
Temple hit: A hit in the temple can cause serious issues if the blow is severe enough. You should be followed by your regular doctor. ...Read more
X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the wrist, and a fracture is damage to the bone, strains of muscles and tendons are also possible. In any case, common symptoms may be pain, limited strength/ motion, swelling, and/ or bruising. Have an x-ray to be sure! ...Read more
Very carefully: Very carefully; try to get assistance if available. You may also want to buy some ankle length socks as they may be easier for you to manipulate them with your fingers(which i presume are not casted) if there is any doubt please contact your physician/orthopedist for further advice/assistance. ...Read more
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