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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

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 can you treat a broken arm?

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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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 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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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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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 to treat a broken arm?

How to treat a broken arm?

A broken arm: can be anything from minor to major. Fractures have significant pain, deformity and loss of function. Fractures can be stabilized by a splint or Cast initially. An X-ray can confirm if there is a fracture and permanent treatment can be either casting , splinting or surgery depending on the fracture. ...Read more

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How can I tell my broken arm is healing?

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 painful is surgery to fix a broken arm?

Variable: What type of fracture? Does it need surgery? Although our surgical interventions have progressed significantly surgery is still surgery... That being said pain control after arm/upperextremity surgery tends not to be horrible. Most of my patients have pain for 3-4 days and then are off narcotics. ...Read more

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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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How long should you wait to set a broken arm?

How long should you wait to set a broken arm?

Why wait: The setting position of the bones and the fixation is useful for expediting healing.New bone has to be manufactured by your body. There is no good reason to wait. ...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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How can I sleep comfortably if I have a broken arm?

How can I sleep comfortably if I have a broken arm?

Broken arm: Try to elevate it on a pillow and take pain medication. It should get easier to sleep as the bone starts 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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How long is it safe to leave a broken arm unattended for?

How long is it safe to leave a broken arm unattended for?

Depends: Fractures that come through the skin are treated like emergencies, to minimize the risk of infection. Closed fractures are best placed into a reasonable position & splinted to reduce risk of further soft tissue injury and for comfort. Most fractures are treated within a week or so, but occasionally after failure of non-op treatment, surgeries may take place later. It's harder, but it can be don. ...Read more

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What medication can provide pain relief for a broken arm?

What medication can provide pain relief for a broken arm?

Multiple Meds: A broken arm can result in pain due to musculoskeletal damage along with possible nerve involvement. Typically alleve/motrin work well in addition to ice, casting, elevation, and rest. If pain is severe and resistant to above medications, you can utilize a narcotic (i.e. Percocet). Discuss with your pcp or orthopedist/sports medicine physician on other options for pain control. ...Read more

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Best way for my teenage daughter to shower with broken arm?

Best way for my teenage daughter to shower with broken arm?

Cast covers are : Popular you can buy them at many drugstores http://www.Castcoverz.Com/shower-in-cast.Php other wise use a trash bag with a rubber band above the cast. If it does get wet, dry with a cold hair dryer for 15-20 minutes. ...Read more

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Can you say if it could jumping off a bed cause a broken arm?

Possibly: It certainly could, especially depending on how you land. Most commonly seen are wrist, elbow, and shoulder fractures. If you have localized bony tenderness in your arm, i would advise seeking medical evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Allyson Pizzo-Berkey
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Potty Training (Definition)

Training a child ...Read more