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How To Protect Previously Broken Arm During Sports
Depends: Sorry to say it again but it all depends upon what he injury is. A non displaced fracture is difernet from a fracture that requires reduction , or internal fixation ( surgery) age is a factor not only fo rthe degree of injury but for who one is competing against. For example is a 5 year soccer star or a 21 year old blue liner! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Multiple Meds: A broken arm can result in pain due to musculoskeletal damage along with possible nerve involvement. Typically alleve/motrin work well in addition to ice, casting, elevation, and rest. If pain is severe and resistant to above medications, you can utilize a narcotic (i.e. Percocet). Discuss with your pcp or orthopedist/sports medicine physician on other options for pain control. ...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
Restrictions: A lot depends upon the location, degree, level of instability, effectiveness of treatment. You really need to get specific guidelines from your treating provider...But i always mention when asked that using a jackhammer and repelling down a steep mountain are probably out for most. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on what you mean by treatment - many fractures are treated only with a sling such as upper humerus (upper arm) fractures and many fractures if non-displaced and in good alignment will heal very well with minimal immobilization. ...Read more
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