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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
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How long does a fractured arm take to heal?

Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
684K people helped
How long does a fractured arm take to heal?

6 weeks: Most fractures will heal within 6 weeks, but sometimes less time, and other times more. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Bruce Evans
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
35 years in practice
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How long does it take for a fractured arm to heal?

Dr. Bruce Evans
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
35 years in practice
4K people helped
How long does it take for a fractured arm to heal?

8-12 weeks: Depending on type of fracture and location and general condition of host (healthy or multiple medical problems) fracture healing is variable but most heal in 10 weeks with sufficient strength to use normally. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Teresa Carson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
29 years in practice
125K people helped
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Will a fractured arm ever heal to be the same again?

Dr. Teresa Carson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
29 years in practice
125K people helped
Will a fractured arm ever heal to be the same again?

Stronger: Actually it is believed that where a bone heals will actually be stronger, due to laying down of new bone material. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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How to heal a minor fractured arm fast?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
143M people helped
How to heal a minor fractured arm fast?

No can o: It will heal at the speed it will heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Ron Jones
Board Certified, Pain Management
40 years in practice
1M people helped
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I have a fractured arm and i want to know what i can do to help it heal faster?

Dr. Ron Jones
Board Certified, Pain Management
40 years in practice
1M people helped
I have a fractured arm and i want to know what i can do to help it heal faster?

Follow Advice: Follow the advice the doctor gave you who treated it. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Popowitz
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
18 years in practice
143K people helped
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How long shoud a fractured arm be swollen for?

Dr. Richard Popowitz
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
18 years in practice
143K people helped
How long shoud a fractured arm be swollen for?

Weeks to months: Fractures affect the ability of the lymphatic system to effectively drain fluid out of an extremity. If could take weeks to months to equilibrate. ...Read more

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
51 years in practice
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Can long term damage be caused by a fractured arm for a 16 month old?

Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
51 years in practice
5M people helped
Can long term damage be caused by a fractured arm for a 16 month old?

Fracture: Children heal very well. As long as there is no problem with bone alignment and no nevbe or vascular damage, there shouldn't be any long term damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Board Certified, Orthopedic surgery, hand surgery
41 years in practice
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What will happen if i take my cast off my fractured arm after 3 weeks and go back to work?

Dr. Daniel Mass
Board Certified, Orthopedic surgery, hand surgery
41 years in practice
824K people helped

Potential problems: At three weeks the fracture has not healed. You could either rebreak the bone or the fracture could angulate, leading to difficultly with use of the arm. Trust your treating physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Galyon
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
30 years in practice
80K people helped
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How long is the healing process for a fractured arm bone?

Dr. Ronald Galyon
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
30 years in practice
80K people helped
How long is the healing process for a fractured arm bone?

Varies: It varies with age, health, surrounding, and other factors. Very young children may heal a fracture in this little and 3- 4 weeks, while adults, average six weeks, with geriatrics eight weeks and longer.Healing is quicker with proper alignment and immobilization. Surrounding soft tissue damage and preexisting health issues often retard the healing process. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped
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If my child has a possible wrist or arm fracture, when must I take him to er?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped
If my child has a possible wrist or arm fracture, when must I take him to er?

??signs??: Kids capable of waking off an injury will, they are more interested in playing & seldom stop unless something really hurts. If no obvious deformity or discoloration of the skin, you might watch it for a while & place a cool compress to help the pain & reduce the swelling. Do this only if the kid can make a fist & extend it & roll the hand back & forth. If not, get it checked now. ...Read more

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