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One Screw Came Loose On My Broken Humerus Bone What Should I Do
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
28yrs old, got a plate installed for a broken humerus last 4 weeks. How can I expedite the heal of the bone? Will calcium pills help?
Check with surgeon: The best thing is to check with the surgeon who operated on you. ...Read more
Is it possible that a broken humerus bone heal but extended the normal growth that may cause us inability to move the joint?
Docs, could a broken humerus bone heal but extended the normal growth that may cause us inability to move the joint?
Yes: Any fracture may heal inappropriately if improperly aligned, especially those which include a joint. See an orthopedist, and have your injury evaluated. ...Read more
I have had a broken humerus bone with a rodand pins for 3 weeks and can't get into a pain management doctor for another week I am out pain meds. Help?
Pain: Post injury and post-operative pain management is most appropriately done by the surgeon who did the care/surgery. Call and arrange a follow-up appointment with the (i assume) orthopedic surgeon. Explain the pain issues and request analgesics to carry you until your pain management appointment comes through. I'm wondering why pain management is involved for acute injury. ...Read more
Broken humerus bone. I'm now in a Sarmiento brace. I feel a warm feeling where the fracture occurred. Is it something serious?
How long does humerus fracture takes to heal. Will the bone be same stronger as before. I have got implanted with titanium plate. When can I start my gym?
Hello! I have a recent proximal humerus fracture and am about 3 1/2 weeks out from closed reduction. How long should I continue to feel the bone move?
By that time-: -I would not expect you 2 feel that any more. Be sure that you get into see your ortho guy or @ least call & tell him/her of it ...Read more
After 2 months of accident doctor detected in. Mri that I have humerus fracture. Is now there chance to heal the broken bone after 2 months.
I had surgery on a dismal humerus fracture three months ago. On the X-ray there's a screw broken, and my arm moves around in a circular motion, is this normal.
Not normal: Distal humerus fractures are often difficult to manage, fix and heal. It sounds like you may be describing a delayed union or failure of fixation (screw breakage). You need to be re-evaluated by your surgeon to make sure everything is healing appropriately ...Read more
I have severe humerus fracture with dislocation. I have plate and 8 screws in shoulder and arm. Also had second surgery adhesive capsulitis.?
What: Is your question? I hope you are doing well ...Read more
Could my 11 year old have a broken humerus? He fell back onto elbow with his weight plus another child's weight.
6-8 weeks in general: Not all humerus fractures are the same and require treatments specific to each patient. Breaks in the middle of the bone are immobilized in a splint or cast or just a sling until the broken bone ends get "sticky" and begin to move slowly as one bone. Casts are converted to braces or slings once early adequate healing is confirmed. ...Read more
Physical Therapy: Humerus fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Your fracture seems to be well advanced in healing and I think you should start pt at this time to overcome stiffness. ...Read more
You can make an appointment in nearest clinic affiliated with a teaching hospital and apply for charity care
but do it fast you can not have this fracture noy treated. ...Read more
I have a broken humerus I had a accident on march 8. now I been on a corflex brace for 6 weeks. How long does it take to heal?
Regular exercises to:
Strengthen the muscles and increase the range of motion of the shoulder and elbow joints. This way your humerus will get stronger as well. Having a balanced diet and with multivitamins will also enhance the healing process.
Follow your doctors advise to maximize the results in the shortest possible time. ...Read more
Not usually!: Never heard of therapy for a broken humerus causing an earache... Check w/ your primary care doc or an ENT to investigate. If your fx. Was proximal (toward the shoulder) on the humerus your p.T. May be exercising your shoulder muscles and occ. Your trapezius and sternocleidomastoid muscles get'irritated'. This conceivably could cause pain near your same side ear; but not an earache. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a rod and screws in my humerus bone. Surgery was a month ago. I am still in excruciating pain. I am a body builder. Will I ever lift again?
Yes: Yes! Athletes do well and always get frustrated with the rate of healing. (its probably a positive prognostic sign) keep working with your pt and accept that it will always hurt a bit, but you will most likely lift again. It can take a year for full recovery. ...Read more
I am 22, my humerus bone is fractured and I have done surgery on18 april, 2014. The doctor installed a plate with 8 screws. When will this be healed?
Yes, If fully healed: Humerus fractures may take 3 + months to heal depending on their severity and location. But when the fracture is fully healed and the elbow and shoulder joints are moving well then you should be ready to start gym again. However, you need to start slowly and build up your strength with time. ...Read more
Bone Healing Aids: A well balanced diet is best regardless of injury. While taking a calcium supplement will not speed healing as well as a multi vitamin its part of a balanced diet. If you are taking anti inflammatory medication you should discuss the possible effects on fracture healing with your doctor. If you smoke stop while your fracture is healing. Smoking is associated with delayed fracture healing. ...Read more
It is a fracture (bone break) of the upper arm bone. The humerus is the bone that connects to the shoulder (through part of the shoulder blade) at one end, the elbow (through the two bones of the forearm, the ulna and the radius) at the other. The humerus can be fractured ...Read more
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