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What could you do about a fractured arm covered in gypsum plaster that smells?

What could you do about a fractured arm covered in gypsum plaster that smells?

See your doctor: A foul odor from a cast can indicate an infection or skin breakdown under the cast. See your doctor as soon as possible to determine the cause of this odor. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Is it normal for my daughter's fractured arm to still be painful 2 weeks after plaster came off?

Not usually.: If your daughter broke her arm and was treated with a cast, usually the arm is not painful when the cast is removed. Casts are usually left on for about 5 weeks. If she did not have the cast on for 5 weeks, she might still be painful. I would recommend returning to the physician who removed the cast as she may need to have the cast put back on. ...Read more

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What can I do about tingling in finger/hand after arm fracture?

What can I do about tingling in finger/hand after arm fracture?

Tingling finger: If this is a new finding since treatment, you should speak with your surgeon immediately. If this occurred some time ago, namely at the same time as injury, your surgeon will be able to give you a timeframe for recovery. Elevation for swelling, proper nutrition, and patience will likely be important. ...Read more

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Where can I find advice on a fractured arm?

Where can I find advice on a fractured arm?

Orthopedist: An orthopedic surgeon is trained to diagnose and treat arm fractures. Some internists, family practitioners and er physicians can also advise you. The american academy of orthopaedic surgeons website might also help (www.Aaos.Org). ...Read more

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How can you shower with a broken/fractured arm?

How can you shower with a broken/fractured arm?

Bag, cast guards: Depending on the type of immobilization you have and the recommendations of your physician, a well sealed garbage bag or specially made cast guard (on-line or at medical supply store) can be used for casts and splints. ...Read more

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What happenes if you don't get treatment for a fractured arm?

What happenes if you don't get treatment for  a fractured arm?

It will heal, but...: Most fractures will heal no matter what. However, it's best to seek treatment with an orthopaedic surgeon to ensure that the bone heals in an appropriate position. If the bone heals in a bad position, called a mal-union, it may cause pain, joint dysfunction, or lead to arthritis or loss of motion. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for an x-ray and treatment. Healing will take about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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When would it be safe to lift heavy weights with a fractured arm?

When would it be safe to lift heavy weights with a fractured arm?

Discuss with dcc: There's many variables. This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I fractured arm 7 weeks ago and still in a cast, should I saw it off?

I fractured arm 7 weeks ago and still in a cast, should I saw it off?

Cast: No i recommend you see an orthopedist, get an x-ray and a proper cast saw can be used. ...Read more

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What are things I can do using my fractured arm muscles to keep its strength up?

What are things I can do using my fractured arm muscles to keep its strength up?

Nothing: Please try not to manipulate the arm where it is fractured. Continuous motion of the muscles on a fracture site, irrespective of anatomic location, puts stress and strain on the fractured ends trying to coalesce. It iwll take longer to heal and potentially cause delayed-union. Give it the time it needs to heal, then when your doctor clears you for activity, you can resume muscle strengthening. ...Read more

Dr. Ajay Balaram
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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