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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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How long does a broken arm take to heal completely after surgery?

How long does a broken arm take to heal completely after surgery?

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

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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Help please? How long would surgery take for a broken arm/leg?

Help please? How long would surgery take for a broken arm/leg?

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

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Daniel Mass
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I had surgery for a broken arm..How long until i can get better?

I had surgery for a broken arm..How long until i can get better?

6-16 weeks: If you had surgery on your forearm the fracture should be healed in 6-8 weeks. The upper arm takes 12-16 weeks. If the surgery gives stable fixation you can use your arm after a couple of days for eating, writing and typing. ...Read more

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How painful is surgery to fix a broken arm?

How painful is surgery to fix a broken arm?

Variable: What type of fracture? Does it need surgery? Although our surgical interventions have progressed significantly surgery is still surgery... That being said pain control after arm/upperextremity surgery tends not to be horrible. Most of my patients have pain for 3-4 days and then are off narcotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
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Nerve + muscle pain from a surgery on midshaft humerus for a bone cyst and broken arm, happened 8 years ago, having problems now, should it be removed?

Nerve + muscle pain from a surgery on midshaft humerus for a bone cyst and broken arm, happened 8 years ago, having problems now, should it be removed?

Talk with the doctor: You should see the doctor who did the surgery or see an orthopedist to help determine if another procedure is necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
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Help please? How long can it take to heal a broken arm?

Help please? How long can it take to heal a broken arm?

Depends on the: fracture. IF it needs surgery it will take anywhere from 8-12 weeks. If it is a simple non-displaced fracture at the arm you may be back as early as 6-8 weeks. fractures in general take 8 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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How long will it take to heal a broken arm?

How long will it take to heal a broken arm?

Approx. 6 weeks: A broken arm that has been properly reduced (aligned) and immobilized (casted) should heal in approximately 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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How long does it take a broken arm to heal ?

How long does it take a broken arm to heal ?

Depends: Many factors influence the time to heal. Age of patient, location, severity of fracture are a few. Typically between 4-8 weeks. ...Read more

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