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Doctor insights on: How To Protect Previously Broken Arm During Sports

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What sports can you still play with a broken arm?

What sports can you still play with a broken arm?

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 more

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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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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Is it possible to play sports after recovering from broken arm? If not, why?

Is it possible to play sports after recovering from broken arm? If not, why?

If healed yes: As long as the fracture has healed and there is no residual deformity that limits function resumption of sport is usually possible. ...Read more

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Can I use a t.E.N.S unit on my broken arm if I have metal in it?

Yes: Do not position the tens unit over the plate. Start with a low stimulation and increase slowly to get the pain relief. ...Read more

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How painful is a broken arm usually?

How painful is a broken arm usually?

Painful: Broken bones don't say I think I'm broke, they say I'm broke. Most people feel silly when they say I think I broke a bone when they finally break a bone, as the difference is significant. Pain interpretation is very individualized though. Some have high pain thresholds and some have very low thresholds. ...Read more

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What can you not do with a broken arm?

What can you not do with a broken arm?

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 more

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How can I relieve pain from a broken arm?

How can I relieve pain from a broken arm?

NSAID's: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications can be helpful. Sometimes a physician may prescribe a narcotic at the time of injury if pain is severe. Acupuncture is also great at reducing this type of pain. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you get broken arm by hitting on door?

Yes!: Are you asking about your forearm? You can fracture your ulna (one of the forearm bones) by hitting directly against an edge with a lot of force. This is called a nightstick fracture. It would be very painful and you might feel movement and grinding at the fracture site. It would take a lot of force in a young person. ...Read more

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What is a good way to recover a broken arm?

What is a good way to recover a broken arm?

Physical therapy: Once the bone has healed it would be best if you consulted with a physical therapist to help you regain your range of motion and strength for good function of the injured extremity. ...Read more

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How do you treat broken arm if near epipheses?

How do you treat broken arm if near epipheses?

Depends: If the fracture is well aligned, a cast may be all that is required. Other times the bone may need to be manipulated back in place before casting. For more severe injuries, surgery may be required. ...Read more

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How can I tell my broken arm is healing?

X-RAY THE ARM: Physical examination could help to identify healing, but x-ray is best way. ...Read more

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How could you put socks on with a broken arm?

How could you put socks on with a broken arm?

Very carefully: Very carefully; try to get assistance if available. You may also want to buy some ankle length socks as they may be easier for you to manipulate them with your fingers (which I presume are not casted) if there is any doubt please contact your physician/orthopedist for further advice/assistance. ...Read more

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What is the typical healing time for a broken arm?

What is the typical healing time for a broken arm?

Depends on age: This depends on the age and also on what part of the arm is broken. For an adult the average is about 8 weeks, but will vary depending on which bone and even what part of the bone is broken. For kids the healing time is faster and the lower the age, the faster the healing. ...Read more

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What should I do to speed up recoverr from a broken arm?

What should I do to speed up recoverr from a broken arm?

Bone stimulation: Apart from creating good conditions for healing such as having enough calcium and vitamin d (1.5 g of calcium und 800 units of vit d taken in 2 or three doses over a day), is an ultrasound bone stimulator (exogen). However I need more info to give you good advice (surgery or not, cast or brace, therapy etc). ...Read more

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Will a broken arm always require a cast?

No: Almost all fractures require some kind of immobilization - but that can come in many different forms, depending on the fracture - plaster/fiberglass splints, velcro splints, slings, shoulder immobilizers, hinged braces, and, of course, casts. ...Read more

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How long could my broken arm be in a cast?

How long could my broken arm be in a cast?

Usually 4-6 weeks: Arm fractures usually heal in 4-6 weeks depending on the extent of fracture, type of fractuere and which arm bone or bones are affected. All things equal you should expect 4-6 weeks but your orthopedist may think differently based on follow up exam, x-rays and your individual case study. Follow up and keep open dialog with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could a 82 yr old man survive a broken arm?

Would anticipate: That a simple arm fracture should not be lethal. Were there complications? ...Read more

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Can I still move my fingers with a broken arm?

Can I still move my fingers with a broken arm?

Yes: Most often if you are healing from a broken arm (either the forearm or the upper arm), you should be free to move the hand/fingers. And in fact should be encouraged to do so to avoid stiffness. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a 82 yr old man survive a broken arm?

Certainly can and --: Generally most over 80+ do very well from surgery for it even. Age is not a bar to any treatment including surgery, for a fractured arm or of any other bone. Good luck. ...Read more