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Dr. John Michalski
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If i broke my arm (proximal humerus fracture), what is the recovery time like?

Dr. John Michalski
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If i broke my arm (proximal humerus fracture), what is the recovery time like?

Proximal humerus: It may take 6 weeks for boney healing, depending upon the displacement of the fracture, the health of the individual, and the quality of the surrounding soft tissues. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


Dr. James Bicos
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I have a proximal humerus fracture of the right arm. It is a month old in a clam shell split is it normal for the elbow to be painful and swollen?

Dr. James Bicos
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I have a proximal humerus fracture of the right arm. It is a month old in a clam shell split is it normal for the elbow to be painful and swollen?

Maybe...: Depending on the mechanism of injury (i.e. What led to the fracture and how hard the injury was), there is the possibility that you might have a hairline fracture in your elbow. I would recommend that x-rays are taken of your elbow, if they have not been done in the past. The other option (more likely) is that the elbow is stiff from not being used. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
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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. ?

Dr. Vivek Agrawal
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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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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
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I have had surgery for a fracture of proximal humerus greater tuberosity with rotator cuff repairs two weeks ago . When will i get back use of my arm?

Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
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I have had surgery for a fracture of proximal humerus greater tuberosity with rotator cuff repairs two weeks ago . When will i get back use of my arm?

6 months: Usually begin passive motion early (within a month). Active motion at 4-6 wks so you don't pull against the repair early on. Strengthening at 8-12 wks depending upon healing. Full recovery 6-12 mos. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Morgan
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What exercises will help me build back muscles after a humerus fracture?

Dr. Steven Morgan
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What  exercises will help me build back muscles after a humerus fracture?

Excercises: Work on resistive excercises focused on strengthening your rotator cuff or muscles around your shoulder and then do triceps and biceps excercises. You can work against a rubber band as light waistbands at first. Your fracture should be healed and you should consult with your doctor and physical therapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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What are exercises that will help me regain muscles lost after a humerus fracture and which muscles are affected?

Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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What are exercises that will help me regain muscles lost after a humerus fracture and which muscles are affected?

Rehab: Humerus fractures can result in functional problems with all joints of the upper extremity, including the shoulder and scapula, the elbow, even the wrist, forearm, and hand. Rehab should take all of these areas into consideration. Depending on how long the arm was incapacitated, regain of full function can be lengthy. Probably best to spend some time with a or ot. Stick with it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Szatkowski
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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.....?

Dr. Jan Szatkowski
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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.....?

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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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How long for a spiral humerus fracture to mend?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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How long for a spiral humerus fracture to mend?

It depend: On her general health and how bad the fracture, i will say 2-3 weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
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What is the definition or description of: humerus fracture?

Dr. Michael Bolesta
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What is the definition or description of: humerus fracture?

Arm bone break: It is a fracture (bone break) of the upper arm bone. The humerus is the bone that connects to the shoulder (through part of the shoulder blade) at one end, the elbow (through the two bones of the forearm, the ulna and the radius) at the other. The humerus can be fractured anywhere along its length. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Morgan
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I have humerus fracture. Kindly tell me diet and medicine which help in heal fracture.

Dr. Steven Morgan
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I have humerus fracture. Kindly tell me diet and medicine which help in heal fracture.

Bone Healing Aids: A well balanced diet is best regardless of injury. While taking a calcium supplement will not speed healing as well as a multi vitamin its part of a balanced diet. If you are taking anti inflammatory medication you should discuss the possible effects on fracture healing with your doctor. If you smoke stop while your fracture is healing. Smoking is associated with delayed fracture healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise (Definition)

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