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What is the best way to help a mid-fractured humerus heal?

What is the best way to help a mid-fractured humerus heal?

Stabilization: I hope you have seen a physician for this and i assume he has told you what to do. Most humeral fracture that are proximal if not displaced may be immobilized for 2 weeks then if the fracture is stable then begin therapy. If any fracture is angulated or unstable surgery would be necessay. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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How long does a fractured humerus take to heal?

Fracture humerus: The average time for healing of the fracture is 6weeks. It may take longer if you smoke or have diabetes, osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way to tell if I have a fractured humerus?

What is the easiest way to tell if I have a fractured humerus?

Xrays: Although an experienced physican can usually tell if a bone is fractured, the most definitive and quickest way to tell is with an xrays of the bone in question. ...Read more

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How long will the severe pain from a fractured humerus last?

Varies widely: Sorry to hear about your fracture! if treated non-operatively, as many humeral shaft fractures are, most folks tend to feel significantly better within a couple weeks. Some don't feel better ad quickly and some folks do not go on to heal but develop a "non-union" which can be quite symptomatic. If you have this fixed surgically, the pain may decrease more quickly. ...Read more

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What can I do to promote healing of my broken humerus (mid shaft)?

What can I do to promote healing of my broken humerus (mid shaft)?

Physical Therapy: Humerus fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Your fracture seems to be well advanced in healing and i think you should start pt at this time to overcome stiffness. ...Read more

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Broken humerus bone. I'm now in a Sarmiento brace. I feel a warm feeling where the fracture occurred. Is it something serious?

Broken humerus bone. I'm now in a Sarmiento brace. I feel a warm feeling where the fracture occurred. Is it something serious?

Warmth: Warmth is probably good sign. Fractures heal by making a clot first and this means increased blood flow. YOU should not get fever though. Let ortho know that. ...Read more

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I have a spiral fracture of the humerus just below the shoulder to mid point should I have this plated?

I have a spiral fracture of the humerus just below the shoulder to mid point should I have this plated?

Fracture Management: Humeral shaft fractures can be treated by non operative methods. If the fracture is in reasonable alignment you can be treated with a fracture brace and begin moving your arm quickly and through a normal range of motion as your pain subsides. Surgery offers no advantage to healing and may slow down the healing process. Surgery is effective in maintaining alignment while bone heals. ...Read more

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I have a spiral fracture of my humerus the injury is a week old its just below the shoulder to mid humerus.?

See below: If the fracture is as you describe and is not displaced you might need a brace or splint after 4-6 weeks you will likely need some therapy if the fracture is displaced you might need surgery to correct the fracture position and obtain the best healing. ...Read more

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