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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. ...Read more

Dr. Rahul Banerjee
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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... ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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Could you have a broken arm without realizing it?

Could you have a broken arm without realizing it?

X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the wrist, and a fracture is damage to the bone, strains of muscles and tendons are also possible. In any case, common symptoms may be pain, limited strength/ motion, swelling, and/ or bruising. Have an x-ray to be sure! ...Read more

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What're the best exercises to do for a broken arm?

What're the best exercises to do for a broken arm?

Range of motion for : The arm. Beside strengthen exercise for the arm. ...Read more

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Besides the pain what does a broken arm feel like?

Besides the pain what does a broken arm feel like?

Varies: Believe it or not, every patient can have a different experience/sensations with a broken arm, ranging from sharp pains to aching pains, burning pains, numbness (if nerves are involved), shooting pains, etc. If the arm is not well immobilized, you may also have a sense of instability or bones rubbing. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a broken arm?

6 weeks: Most fractures take between 6-8 weeks to heal, but a variety of factors including proper immobilization, nutrition, tobacco use and genetics can influence that timeline. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can I do with a broken arm?

Depends: This is going to depend on the type of fracture (i.e. Which part of the arm, severity of the fracture, open or closed, etc) and the type of fixation utilized (i.e. Cast, surgery, brace, etc). Therefore, unfortunately, the best person to ask is going to be your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Help please? How long can it take to heal a broken arm?

Help please? How long can it take to heal a broken arm?

Depends on the: fracture. IF it needs surgery it will take anywhere from 8-12 weeks. If it is a simple non-displaced fracture at the arm you may be back as early as 6-8 weeks. fractures in general take 8 weeks to heal. ...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 long does it take for a broken arm to get full strength back?

How long does it take for a broken arm to get full strength back?

variable: Some of this will depend on what bone is broken, how bad the break, whether it required surgery or not, and how long it took to heal. But may take anywhere from 3mo to 1 year. Also depends on whether you do or do not do any form of therapy. ...Read more

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If I recently had a broken arm will the vibrations from a commercial flight cause damage?

No: Direct trauma might, but vibration at such low levels as those experienced during commercial traveling should not. ...Read more

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How to treat a broken arm?

How to treat a broken arm?

Varies: Varies based upon a more specific description of the fracture. Some need simply immobilization and time to heal, others require surgery. ...Read more