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What can you not do with a broken arm?

What can you not do with a broken arm?

Restrictions: A lot depends upon the location, degree, level of instability, effectiveness of treatment. You really need to get specific guidelines from your treating provider...But i always mention when asked that using a jackhammer and repelling down a steep mountain are probably out for most. ...Read more

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Dr. Rahul Banerjee
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Arm Fracture (Definition)

An arm fracture typically refers to a fracture of the bone in the upper arm, the humerus or of the bones in the forearm, the radius and/or the ulna. Fractures in the hand and wrist are usually not called "arm fractures". While many of these fractures are treated non-surgically in children, many of these fractures, particularly those in the forearm, ...Read more


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What could you do with a broken wrist?

What could you do with a broken wrist?

Cast vs. surgery: Treatment will largerly depend on the location of the fracture and its complexity. Certain wrist bones must be surgically united, whereas other may be easily casted. Your orthopedic specialist should be able to explain what the best next step is. ...Read more

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What can I not do with a broken nose?

What can I not do with a broken nose?

Some restrictions: No strenuous activity for two weeks and no sports that you could get hit in the nose for 6 weeks. ...Read more

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What can they do for you if your finger is broken?

What can they do for you if your finger is broken?

Splint: It depends on the structures involvement (i.e. Joint). Uncomplicated ones are treated by applying a finger splint or buddy taping. Complex ones are treated by orthopedic specialists and may require surgery or other more complicated modalities. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop itching in the hand if you have a fracture?

What can you do to stop itching in the hand if you have a fracture?

Hair dryer: If you're in a cast or splint using a hair dryer on a cool setting to blow cool air in the cast can help. Sometimes an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might help but it can make you drowsy. ...Read more

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What could you do to help a swollen and broken hand?

What could you do to help a swollen and broken hand?

Splints, occ surgery: The location and character of the fracture makes a big difference on how hand fractures are treated. Treatment ranges from protected rom, to splints or casts, or even surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bad wrist and I'm not quite sure what to do?

What to do if I have a bad wrist and I'm not quite sure what to do?

What is bad: Pain can be simple tendinitis which can be treated by injection and splinting, to fractures which needs casting or surgery, to a ligament injury that needs surgery. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do for a broken finger that did not heal right?

What can I do for a broken finger that did not heal right?

Depends: A fracture that does not heal sometimes needs more time in a cast. However, if it is painful or crooked, surgery may be necessary to reset the fracture. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can I do with a broken arm?

How to know what exercises can I do with a broken arm?

Depends: This is going to depend on the type of fracture (i.e. Which part of the arm, severity of the fracture, open or closed, etc) and the type of fixation utilized (i.e. Cast, surgery, brace, etc). Therefore, unfortunately, the best person to ask is going to be your treating doctor. ...Read more

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What can you do if you broke or sprained your foot but absolutely can't see a dr?

What can you do if you broke or sprained your foot but absolutely can't see a dr?

It is important: to get this checked out to ensure it heals properly. Can also use rest, icing, light compression and elevation. NSAID's can help with pain. ...Read more

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What can I do to determine if I have a broken wrist?

What can I do to determine if I have a broken wrist?

Exam and xrays: Typically, there is a history of a fall or other trauma to the wrist. This can result in pain over the injured bone and a fracture. A good clinical exam by a skilled specialist (orthopaedic surgeon) is helpful but xrays are required to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could you do to help a broken thumb?

What could you do to help a broken thumb?

Thumb spica: First off, you need to be seen. Your provider will ensure there are no complicating factors, such as dislocation or joint involvement that may need to be treated more carefully. An uncomplicated thumb fracture is treated by applying thumb spica cast that helps the fracture heal properly. Again, it is paramount for you to have your doctor advise you on your treatment plan. ...Read more

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How do you tell if you have a broken or fractured arm?

How do you tell if you have a broken or fractured arm?

They are the same: There is no difference between a break and fracture when referring to a bone. You need an x-ray to determine whether this has happened to you. Have it done asap. ...Read more

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What should I do with a broken leg?

What should I do with a broken leg?

Pool exercise: Swimming is great to rehab after cast is off or incision have healed. Always as your activity decreases, adjust your diet accordingly work on your range of motion as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What should you do with a fractured clavicle?

What should you do with a fractured clavicle?

It depends: The treatment of clavicle fractures has evolved quite a lot over the last decade. The orphic peaty community used to believe that everyone did well as long as their fracture healed. We now know that is not the case. There are many instances where surgery is needed to realign the fracture fragments. That being said, a number of fractures are still managed in a sling, without surgery. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a bad rotor cuff and what is it ?

How can you tell if you have a bad rotor cuff and what is it

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Shoulder pain: Rotator cuff disorders come in degrees of damage such as one or more tendon involvement, partial or complete tears. Occasionally just inflammation is present. Symptoms include pain on motion causing mild or severe limitation of range of motion, difficulty sleeping because of pain when lying on the shoulder. An MRI is diagnostic, but many orthopedic surgeons make the diagnosis by simple examination ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had a question about neurofibromatosis, can it treated in any kind of way or does it have to require surgery by a doctor?

What do you advise if i had a question about neurofibromatosis, can it treated in any kind of way or does it have to require surgery by a doctor?

Neurofibromatoma: NF is a disease of many manifestations and a wide range of severities - it is typically treated only when a tumor has shown significant growth, pain or signs of degeneration. ...Read more