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How long does a fractured arm take to heal?

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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more

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Will a fractured arm ever heal to be the same again?

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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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
Once
Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
Daily
Use pain medicines on as needed basis
Daily
Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Walk in water
daily
Avoid bending forward while lifting
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Avoid jumping
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Take a calcium supplement
Daily
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How long shoud a fractured arm be swollen for?

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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Can long term damage be caused by a fractured arm for a 16 month old?

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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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

See a Spine Specialist for specific diagnosis and treatment options
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Obtain Bone Density risk & obtain Dexa if appropriate. Vitamins per MD
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Consider Kyphoplasty vs surgery
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What will happen if i take my cast off my fractured arm after 3 weeks and go back to work?

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. 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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