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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Could you please look at x-ray of fractured humerus bone of my aunt who is 47 and who had already had operation twice in 3 months in a row,. she had been in a car accident and was suggested to put into her humerus bone a material called bios. My aunt kep
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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