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One screw came loose on my broken humerus bone. What should I do?

One screw came loose on my broken humerus bone. What should I do?

Ortho surgeon: See your ortho surgeon for treatment options. Depending on imaging reads, duration since surgical fixation, medical history etc, he or she may be the best to decide your next steps. I hope this helps. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

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


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Is it possible that a broken humerus bone heal but extended the normal growth that may cause us inability to move the joint?

Is it possible that a broken humerus bone heal but extended the normal growth that may cause us inability to move the joint?

Location of break: It depends on the location of the break in your humerus. If it involved the shoulder joint you may need physical therapy to mobilize the arm after it has healed, talk to your orthopedic doctor about follow up. ...Read more

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Docs, could 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

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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?

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

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Broken humerus bone. I'm now in a Sarmiento brace. I feel a warm feeling where the fracture occurred. Is it something serious?

Broken humerus bone. I'm now in a Sarmiento brace. I feel a warm feeling where the fracture occurred. Is it something serious?

Warmth: Warmth is probably good sign. Fractures heal by making a clot first and this means increased blood flow. YOU should not get fever though. Let ortho know that. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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.

Depends on imaging: Second opinion is a good idea. An MRI can be submitted to http://conciergeradiologist. Com in the next month for reevaluation. A description is not enough - the whole study will need to be sent, but fortunately that's not hard. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Mid shaft humerus fracture an plated in arm how much time bone will take to cure an when should physio therapy started. Angulation of plate also there?

Humeral plate: I'm not sure what you mean that there is angulation of the plate, there has to be a slight convexity to the plate to avoid valgus malreduction. Physical therapy should start around 6 weeks post-operatively. ...Read more

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Will signs of menopause be working against my broken humerus healing?

Will signs of menopause be working against my broken humerus healing?

Yes: Woman in their late 40's and on need to make sure they have adequate calcium in their diets. This is even more so when you have a broken bone. Another important issue would be how you broke your bone? If a very minor incident caused the break then you may have weak bones already. ...Read more

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Could my 11 year old have a broken humerus? He fell back onto elbow with his weight plus another child's weight.

Could my 11 year old have a broken humerus? He fell back onto elbow with his weight plus another child's weight.

Possible: He would be in excruciating pain if his humerus bone was broken. If he has swelling or redness with pain, he should be examined in an urgent care car or by his primary within a day or so. ...Read more

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Approximately how long will a broken humerus be in a cast for?

Approximately how long will a broken humerus be in a cast for?

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

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What can I do to promote healing of my broken humerus (mid shaft)?

What can I do to promote healing of my broken humerus (mid shaft)?

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

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Will I be able to dj again w/o pain after a dislocated right shoulder and broken humerus?

Will I be able to dj again w/o pain after a dislocated right shoulder and broken humerus?

Shoulder dislocation: That would be the goal. It is hard to predict how a patient will heal, but sticking to the plan of your physician and physical therapist will give to the best opportunity to heal fully. ...Read more

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Are there any types of specialists that can set a broken humerus for an uninsured person?

Are there any types of specialists that can set a broken humerus for an uninsured person?

Fracture Humerus/ins: 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

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What are the best ways to treat and care for a broken humerus?

What are the best ways to treat and care for a broken humerus?

Depends: It depends on the location, type, and severity of the fracture. Casting may be all that is needed, or surgery maybe necessary. Most of the time, a cast is all that is required. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Varies: But 6 weeks is pretty standard to be out of the cast. HOWEVER, that is assuming a very simple straight well-aligned fracture or partial fracture (greenstick). some require internal repairs to fit everything back again. ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my broken humerus?

How do I strengthen my broken humerus?

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

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Can physical therapy for a broken humerus give you an ear ache?

Can physical therapy for a broken humerus give you an ear ache?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Good question: You have to consult with your orthopedic surgeon who did the surgery. He/she will examine you and may also get an imaging study. That and the general state of your health will determine the extent of healing. ...Read more

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Can humerus fracture heal without sling.

Give it a rest: Best to immobilize your fracture with a sling, splint or orthotic. Not giving it a chance to heal could lead to a nonunion which could result in a surgery. ...Read more

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How long for a spiral humerus fracture to mend?

How long for a spiral humerus fracture to mend?

It depend: On her general health and how bad the fracture, I will say 2-3 weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after plating of a humerus fracture?

Variable: You do not mention what kind of fracture or how old you are. Children and adolescents heal a lot faster than older adults. ...Read more

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Humerus fracture sling cause swelling problems?

Humerus fracture sling cause swelling problems?

Let me understad: The sling they use to treat the fracture (brace) that could cause swelling some time but it will get better with time, you could also make it comfortable by adjustment. ...Read more

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Am I fit for gym after humerus fracture?

Am I fit for gym after humerus fracture?

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

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I have humerus fracture. Kindly tell me diet and medicine which help in heal fracture.

I have humerus fracture. Kindly tell me diet and medicine which help in heal fracture.

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

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Humerus Fracture (Definition)

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