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Sarmiento Brace Humerus Fracture
Broken humerus bone. I'm now in a Sarmiento brace. I feel a warm feeling where the fracture occurred. Is it something serious?
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
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
Well healed most --:
Likely, but depends on the type of treatment provided to you, for the fracture and whether you have had any more injury to the arm or not.
Generally by 3 months it should have healed nicely. ...Read more
I'm starting to move my arm after my humerus fracture fracture will a elbow support help me move my arm?
No: An elbow support will not protect the fracture You need a fracture brace that supports the humerus and let's the elbow move. ...Read more
How long does humerus fracture takes to heal. Will the bone be same stronger as before. I have got implanted with titanium plate. When can I start my gym?
Yes, If fully healed: Humerus fractures may take 3 + months to heal depending on their severity and location. But when the fracture is fully healed and the elbow and shoulder joints are moving well then you should be ready to start gym again. However, you need to start slowly and build up your strength with time. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
25 year old had operated mid shaft humerus fracture an plate was fixed know angulation had taken after 1 month an 7 days union is there what to do.
Humoral union: It takes about 6 weeks for bones to heal. I'd wait another week, then start gradually getting your motion in your shoulder and elbow back, it'll be another 7 weeks or so before you're back to near normal. ...Read more
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
Sir 25 yrs age mid shaft humerus fracture movement of plate from original position 10-15 degrees of angulation union there operated 1 mnth 7 days?
Malunion: This fracture heals in about 6 weeks. The bone remodels overtime. Some angulation is well tolerated in this bone because of excellent rom at the shoulder joint. You will have good acceptable results once the bone is healed. ...Read more
I have humerus fracture. But how can I know that fracture is healed without x ray. Will there no pain if it is healed?
Can't: Need xrays. Can be pain free with fibrous union. ...Read more
25 yrs old operated left shaft humerus fracture after 1 month plate moved from original position angulation of 10-15 degree union has started help me?
Humerus: It sounds like your fracture is not healing properly and the plate is moving. If this is so, you might need to have another operation to stabilize the fracture with a longer plate. ...Read more
I had a plate in my mid-shaft spiral humerus fracture placed 6 months ago. Now it has healed & giving me discomfort. I would like to remove it, please adv?
Discuss w/ surgeon: Sounds like u had a good result after a plating of your midshaft humerus fx. Discomfort or pain? Discuss w/ your surgeon options. Many surgeons prefer to keep hardware in long bone fractures for a min. Of 1 yr. Also, hardware removal from the humerus is not w/out some risks (re- fracture, infection, nerve injury). Your " discomfort " may improve over the next 6 months. Re-evaluate then. Best of luck. ...Read more
I've shoulder dislocation with humerus fracture, I alreeady pass the surgery for 2 weeks, but now I feel the shoulder become dislocated again, help?
See your surgeon: You need to follow up with your surgeon, who will probably check x-rays to make sure everything is in the proper place. ...Read more
Hello! I have a recent proximal humerus fracture and am about 3 1/2 weeks out from closed reduction. How long should I continue to feel the bone move?
By that time-: -I would not expect you 2 feel that any more. Be sure that you get into see your ortho guy or @ least call & tell him/her of it ...Read more
I had a humerus fracture last yr had a cast on for 3months everythng ws fine after it was takn off just normal pains when its cold, are cramps normal?
Possibly due to Comp:
Possibly due to compromised or insufficient blood supply when it is cold in the scar area
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
If I quit smoking and drinking wine every day how much faster will my fracture heeal. Humerus fracture with rod and pins. Been 3 weeks. Quitting today?
Hard to say: Quitting smoking is huge in terms of helping to get fractures to heal. Smoke contains multiple chemicals that can adversely affect bone healing. The average humerus fracture takes 10 weeks to heal, so it is hard to say how long your will take if you just quit smoking. Particularly because nicotine from smoking stays in your system about 4 weeks. Great job quitting! ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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