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

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. Ronald Achong
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more

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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?

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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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise, stretch, to improve range of motion, strength & endurance
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Avoid repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled. Don't miss appointments.
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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. ?

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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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?

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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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Protect the area. Don't do things that hurt.
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Get the area X-rayed
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Follow the advice of the doctor and allow the area to heal
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What exercises will help me build back muscles after a humerus fracture?

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

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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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Follow weightbearing orders
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Eat well
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Follow physician instructions
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Follow up as directed
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How long for a spiral humerus fracture to mend?

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. 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. Daniel Ivankovich
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Humerus Fracture (Definition)

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 ...Read more

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