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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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