how long does a fractured arm take to heal

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper answered:

How long does a fractured arm take to heal?

6 weeks

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Most fractures will heal within 6 weeks, but sometimes less time, and other times more.
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If my child has a possible wrist or arm fracture, when must I take him to ER?

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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.
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What are the tests for arm fracture?

Radiologic

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Diagnosis of arm fracture starts with plain spine x-rays. If dx is uncertain or suspicious for pathologic fx (bone infiltrated by tumor of any kind, including malignancies), then further imaging is required, such as CT, MRI, bone scan, PET scan. These decisions must be made by the diagnostician involved.
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Dr. Ajay Acharya answered:

What are the signs of an arm fracture?

Pain

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Pain, deformity and loss of function, swelling, bruising
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Dr. Howard Luks answered:

How is an arm fracture typically treated?

Depends

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I'm not exactly sure what portion of the arm that you really are referring to. Some fractures of the shoulder or the humerus require surgery, yet many do not. Many fractures, if not most, of the forearm, require surgery to preserve your range of motion after the fracture heals. So obviously the treatment recommendation depends on the type of fracture and its location.
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Dr. Maritza Baez answered:

How is an arm fracture typically diagnosed?

X-ray

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no way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. see a doctor
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Dr. Pietro Seni answered:

Should a toddler's arm fracture be in a cast?

Yes

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Must of the time yes,however depend upon where the fx is,the particular bone involved and the characteristic of the fx.It varies from a simple splint to a full arm cast.
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Hey docs, should toddler's arm fracture be in a cast?

Varies

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Some fractures in toddlers are little more than a dent in the bone, like a dent in a can.It is stable and is often just places in a soft splint. Others might require quite an elaborate cast. It all varies with the type and location of the injury.
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What is the definition or description of: Arm fracture?

Bone broken in arm

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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, require surgery in adults.
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Is it possible to treat an arm fracture without a cast?

Depends

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not recommended usually...but very rarely a splint can be used.
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