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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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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 does it feel like to have a broken arm or leg bone?

What does it feel like to have a broken arm or leg bone?

Painful!: Until the bone is stabilized either operatively or non-operatively, it is very painful! ...Read more

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Why does a doctor put a cast on a broken arm or leg?

Why does a doctor put a cast on a broken arm or leg?

Better healing: Treatment for most fractures (broken bones) involves immobilizing the bone. Most commonly this is done by placing a cast (plaster or fiberglass) on the broken bone until it is healed. ...Read more

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Help please? How long would surgery take for a broken arm/leg?

Help please? How long would surgery take for a broken arm/leg?

That depends on : The injury/ injuries, any other complicating factors ; the surgical procedures that need to be performed. There is no one size fits all answer for this question. ...Read more

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Can a cerivcal herniated disk cause numbness and tingling in arms and legs? If so what is the best treatment?

Can a cerivcal herniated disk cause numbness and tingling in arms and legs?  If so what is the best treatment?

CDH : A bilateral posterior and central herniated cervical spine intervertebral disc can cause numbness and tingling in both the arms and legs. Other symptoms may or may not be present and signs and symptoms are not always symmetric. This would be consistent with myelopathy in which case you would want surgery soon. ...Read more

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I only have mild eczema. I get white patches (discolouration) on my arms and legs every summer. Why is this? And what's the best treatment.

I only have mild eczema. I get white patches (discolouration) on my arms and legs every summer. Why is this? And what's the best treatment.

Discoloration: Whenever the skin becomes inflamed or irritated it will heal lighter in color or darker in color. This is because the melanocytes produce pigment and transfer their pigment granules to the keratinocytes. Usually the color evens our after a season or two. The best treatment is to prevent the inflammation from the eczema by the use of topical medications prescribed by your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a two and a half year old with eczema. Is calamine lotion safe. It is on his arms and legs?

What's the best treatment for a two and a half year old with eczema. Is calamine lotion safe. It is on his arms and legs?

See a dermatologist: Calamine lotion will aggravate eczema. It drys the skin. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile have the child soak for a long time in a warm bath. Then smear with something for dry skin. Ceramide creams from Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) CeraVe, others are all nice. Also rub in OTC hydrocortisone cream on arms and legs. When you go to the skin specialist bring everything you have used, including cleansers. ...Read more

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Breaking out in hives for about 3 weeks now. On feet, hands, legs, back arms. About 40 hives total in 3 weeks. Should I worry? Whats best treatment?

Breaking out in hives for about 3 weeks now. On feet, hands, legs, back arms. About 40 hives total in 3 weeks. Should I worry? Whats best treatment?

Hives are common: and usually no cause can be found, at times follows a viral infection, if stays longer than 6 weeks, progress more, or you develop lip/lid swelling with difficulty breathing you want to see your doctor, who may may refer you to a specialist. Meanwhile, you can use OTC antihistamines as loratadine, cetirizine or fexofenadine, once daily regularly for a week or 2, if no improvement, c ur MD ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal a broken arm?

Depends: The best way to heal a broken arm depends on the specific bone fractured and the position of the bones. Some fractures are best treated with immobilzation or casting. Others do better with operative intervention. ...Read more

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Treatment of fat clots in upper arms and in legs?

Treatment of fat clots in upper arms and in legs?

Fat clots: Not sure what you mean by fat clots in upper arms. If you have atherosclerosis, treatment with lipid lowering agents, control of blood pressure, and aerobic exercise are all beneficial. ...Read more

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Hi there is a rash on my arms and legs and its itchy it shows really small bumps i guess. Any treatment?

Hi there is a rash on my arms and legs and its itchy it shows really small bumps i guess. Any treatment?

Treatment: Yes, there is treatment. Start with your doctor but you might need a referral to a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Treatment for celebral palcypatient is16year old and cannot control arms and legs, neither can she talk...Plz help?

Treatment for celebral palcypatient is16year old and cannot control arms and legs, neither can she talk...Plz help?

We all wish we could: There will be no miracles for this unfortunate girl. But medication may help with the movement disorder; a subspecialist consultation will be in order. If this person is a new member of your extended family, then perhaps you can try to communicate as best you can and form a bond; assume she knows more than she seems to show, and can experience the range of feelings the rest of us do. ...Read more

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I have red spot all over my legs and arms.What is it and what is the treatment for this?Its not itchy its just spread out all over my body now.

Many causes: Red spots on all over the legs and arms could be from different causes such as poison ivy, insect bite , chiggers, and other contact reactions. Rare bleeding associated conditions (purpura) also need to be ruled out. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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I have these sometimes itchy, little bumps all over my legs and backs of my arms, for about 2 years, what are they and what treatment should I use?

I have these sometimes itchy, little bumps all over my legs and backs of my arms, for about 2 years, what are they and what treatment should I use?

Itchy pumps: Could be keratosis pilaris that due to dryness is itchy. May also be eczema Moisturize skin in shower and exfoiiate with 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/2 cup sugar Could also use Amlactin lotion to moisturize F/u with dermatology /doc/urgent care ...Read more

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Could a c4-c5 &c5c6 disc herniation cause parethesia in face, head arms and legs? What is treatment for this?

Could a c4-c5 &c5c6 disc herniation cause parethesia in face, head arms and legs? What is treatment for this?

Arms and legs, maybe: The head and face are innervated by nerves that exit the skull directly, and do not course through the spine. For this reason, head and facial parasthesias could not be caused by disc herniations. Disc herniations can cause nerve compression which could lead to arm symptoms, and spinal cord compression which could lead to arm and leg symptoms. You should see a spine surgeon to discus treatment. ...Read more

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