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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 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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What is the treatment for humerus fracture?

What is the treatment for humerus fracture?

Too broad of a topic: I cannot answer this accurately. The humerus can be broken in three distinct areas, near the shoulder, the middle part of the bone, and near the elbow. Depending where the fracture is has huge impact on the options. There are non-operative and surgical options for fractures at all three locations but i cannot discuss in more detail without knowing more specifics about the fracture. ...Read more

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How long is the healing process of fx greater tuberosity humerus, cl and when should I start physical therapy?

How long is the healing process of fx greater tuberosity humerus, cl and when should I start physical therapy?

Ask your doctor: There are many factors that affect healing, both the type of fracture (displaced or not, etc) and your overall health. This question can only be answered by your treating doc. ...Read more

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Humerus fracture - what are the chances of healing without surgery?

Humerus fracture - what are the chances of healing without surgery?

Humerus fracture: Some variables include location of the fracture, degree of displacement (position of fragments relative to one another), host variables (illnesses that may affect healing, smoker), ? Additional injuries (leg injury that may require need for arm walk with crutches). While many fractures will heal without surgery, repair of frwcture may help with pain and more rapid return to function. Good luck! ...Read more

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My proximal humerus fracture is 7 weeks into healing. Putting my hand on my hip is a problem! my elbow goes toward my back. How do I resolve this. ?

My proximal humerus fracture is 7 weeks into healing. Putting my hand on my hip is a problem! my elbow goes toward my back. How  do I resolve this.  ?

How Treated?: http://www.theshouldercenter.com/broken-shoulder.htm without knowing more specifics of your fracture and the type of treatment it is difficult to give you specific recommendations. Have you discussed these concerns with your treating physician? ...Read more

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A 28 year-old man wishes to know if a tendon transfer is the only option for a wrist drop after a humerus fracture.....?

A 28 year-old man wishes to know if a tendon transfer is the only option for a wrist drop after a humerus fracture.....?

It depends: Sounds like you might have a radial nerve injury after a humerus fracture which unfortunately can be relatively common. Is it a post op nerve palsy? or was no surgery done to fix the humerus. How long has it been? If its been >6 weeks, an EMG can be helpful to see if there is any re-inervation. Make sure you are doing at least passive range of motion to avoid stiffness. We can set up a consult. ...Read more

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Could pain killers promote healing?

Not physiologically: But it can functionally. So, for example, an opioid medication will not help a herniated disc, but it may dampen the pain enough to get through physical therapy which can help facilitate healing. ...Read more

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What vitamins promote healing?

What vitamins promote healing?

Many: Vitamin c, d, e, k ... Many vitamins promote healing. For some good advice on vitamins and the proper dosage for your particular needs you may want to see a naturopathic doctor or a md or do whose practice advocates vitamins and or supplements. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the redness in a sunburn and promote healing faster?

What can I do to reduce the redness in a sunburn and promote healing faster?

Aloe Barbadensis: Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) can reduce redness, pain, itching & swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It can speed burn healing by stimulating growth of new skin. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and acetomenophen can be very helpful. Hydrate well and don't peel off any deep layers. ...Read more

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Does bactroban/mupirocin promote healing of wounds? Does it help them heal quicker?

Does bactroban/mupirocin promote healing of wounds? Does it help them heal quicker?

Wound: Bactroban/Mupirocin are topical antibiotics. If the skin is infected then it will help the wound to heal. If no infection is present then Aquaphor ointment applied twice a day is most effective. ...Read more

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Which type of food or drinks etc. Helps reduce swelling and promote healing of swelling?

Which type of food or drinks etc. Helps reduce swelling and promote healing of swelling?

Whole foods: Whole food nutrition is probably the best. Fresh fruits and vegetables have been shown to promote muscle healing and recovery. Systemic inflammation is also reduced with eating these foods. Avoid highly processed foods. ...Read more

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What liquid promotes wound healing? What is the right documentation of wound and dressing site?

What liquid promotes wound healing? What is the right documentation of wound and dressing site?

Few liquids actually: Promote wound healing. But there are some advantages to using a neosporin type cream. Also one can use certain silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) gels and seaweed extracts, but those are typically only obtained by prescription. Do not put hydrogen peroxide on a healing wound! only use it to initially clean a wound. It kills the tissue that was placed down to heal it. Unsure of your documentation question, be specific. ...Read more

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What foods promote growth and do massages help??? is there any certain types of doctors that specialise in height treatment

What foods promote growth and do massages help??? is there any certain types of doctors that specialise in height treatment

Endocrinologist: You should see an Endocrinologist who is a doctor specializing in conditions affected by hormones. Growth hormone controls puberty along with other important hormones. If you are concerned about your height please see the Endocrinologist to have a detailed evaluation. ...Read more

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What's a good facial wash for sensitive skin and promotes healing of the skin?

What's a good facial wash for sensitive skin and promotes healing of the skin?

Oil Free, Soap Free: For sensitive skin, use a fragrance-free, oil-free, and alcohol-free facial cleanser including cetaphil gentle cleanser, elta facial cleanser, and free & clear cleanser. I am not familiar with a scientific study that supports a particular facial cleanser that promotes healing of the skin. ...Read more

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How effective is red light to heal lesions at 650 nm, will it promote healing or is light therapy a waste of time?

How effective is red light to heal lesions at 650 nm, will it promote healing or is light therapy a waste of time?

Cold laser: Cold laser is well known to promote healing. It is used in europe quite a lot (unfortunately not in the usa-due to fda). I would think that its not a waste of time and to certainly try it. Make sure its a medical grade laser and max treatments are 12 but you should see a difference by 6-7 treatments if done right. ...Read more

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Why are people even allowed to promote alternative cancer cure when none have proved to work?People might take these and refuse normal treatment & die

Why are people even allowed to promote alternative cancer cure when none have proved to work?People might take these and refuse normal treatment & die

Write to your: elected representatives. In the name of choice, freedom of religion, capitalism, other such excuses people promote treatments without rigorous proof. It is not different from other shady advertising. The current topic of scams is stem cell therapy. It would be prudent to consult an MD for your health issues. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Does glutamine promote the healing of ulcers?

Does glutamine promote the healing of  ulcers?

No: Glutamne is a growth factor for small bowel; found in food; most abundant amino acid; can be a factor if on long-term TPN (intravenous nutrition), tube feed formulas that lack glutamine, patients with new short-bowel syndrome; otherwise, nah. ...Read more

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Does prednisone promote tendon healing?

Does prednisone promote tendon healing?

Yes and NO!: If you have inflammatory tendinitis, more likely yes. If the tendinitis is mechanical-more likely not, but it may relieve pain! ...Read more