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What is done for a broken arm?

What is done for a broken arm?

DEPENDS ON LOCAION: Displacement and location will be variable. An xray will help with the decision.

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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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How do you treat a broken arm?

How do you treat a broken arm?

Set the bone&: Apply cast on it and take x-ray to see if the bone I n good position, if is not we may to have to repeat this or do surgery.

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How can you treat a broken arm?

Cast: Most commonly, a broken arm is treated by placing a cast (plaster or fiberglass) on the affected arm for approximately 6 weeks until the fracture is healed.

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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.

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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.

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Am I allowed to fly with a broken arm?

Am I allowed to fly with a broken arm?

Broken arm: Flying will make your arm swell. If your fracture is less than one week old, you need to consult your physician. Beyond that, flying is usually not an issue.

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How much time will my broken arm hurt?

How much time will my broken arm hurt?

Variable: Everyone is a little different in terms of how long discomfort after a broken bone will last. Other factors include how much you move the arm (limb) that was injured and your bone density. Typically fractures/breaks heal within 6-8 weeks and most of the pain occurs in the first 1-2 weeks if the break is stabilized in a cast or proper splint.

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How to stay in shape with a broken arm?

How to stay in shape with a broken arm?

Variable: Recumbant bike, walking, hiking uphill, maybe running depending on fracture. Lunges, weightless squats, standing hamstring curls, some pilates. >nutrition< talk with your doc, but if surgery is done I tend to restrain from exercise for 3-4 days to allow the skin to start to heal...

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Broken arm, how long before I can drive?

Broken arm, how long before I can drive?

Driving: If you can drive with your uninvolved upper extremity, you should be able to drive any time.

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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.

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What is the best way to heal a broken arm?

Depends: The best way to heal a broken arm depends on the specific bone fractured and the position of the bones. Some fractures are best treated with immobilzation or casting. Others do better with operative intervention.

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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.

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How long will it take to heal a broken arm?

Approx. 6 weeks: A broken arm that has been properly reduced (aligned) and immobilized (casted) should heal in approximately 6 weeks.

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How can I recover from a broken arm faster?

How can I recover from a broken arm faster?

Stay healthy: The best way to heal from a broken arm is the following: -stay healthy and treat any chronic health conditions -stop smoking if you do -adequate calcium intake (not excessive) -stick to your doctor's treatment plan whether it be casting, splinting, immobilization, or surgery.

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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.

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How long does it take a broken arm to heal?

How long does it take a broken arm to heal?

Depends: Many factors influence the time to heal. Age of patient, location, severity of fracture are a few. Typically between 4-8 weeks.

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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.

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What happens if you leave broken arm untreated?

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.