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Will signs of menopause be working against my broken humerus healing?

Will signs of menopause be working against my broken humerus healing?

Yes: Woman in their late 40's and on need to make sure they have adequate calcium in their diets. This is even more so when you have a broken bone. Another important issue would be how you broke your bone? If a very minor incident caused the break then you may have weak bones already. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...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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Humerus fracture - what are the chances of healing without surgery?

Humerus fracture - what are the chances of healing without surgery?

Humerus fracture: Some variables include location of the fracture, degree of displacement (position of fragments relative to one another), host variables (illnesses that may affect healing, smoker), ? Additional injuries (leg injury that may require need for arm walk with crutches). While many fractures will heal without surgery, repair of frwcture may help with pain and more rapid return to function. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for humerus fracture?

What is the treatment for humerus fracture?

Too broad of a topic: I cannot answer this accurately. The humerus can be broken in three distinct areas, near the shoulder, the middle part of the bone, and near the elbow. Depending where the fracture is has huge impact on the options. There are non-operative and surgical options for fractures at all three locations but i cannot discuss in more detail without knowing more specifics about the fracture. ...Read more

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My proximal humerus fracture is 7 weeks into healing. Putting my hand on my hip is a problem! my elbow goes toward my back. How do I resolve this. ?

My proximal humerus fracture is 7 weeks into healing. Putting my hand on my hip is a problem! my elbow goes toward my back. How  do I resolve this.  ?

How Treated?: http://www.theshouldercenter.com/broken-shoulder.htm without knowing more specifics of your fracture and the type of treatment it is difficult to give you specific recommendations. Have you discussed these concerns with your treating physician? ...Read more

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A 28 year-old man wishes to know if a tendon transfer is the only option for a wrist drop after a humerus fracture.....?

A 28 year-old man wishes to know if a tendon transfer is the only option for a wrist drop after a humerus fracture.....?

It depends: Sounds like you might have a radial nerve injury after a humerus fracture which unfortunately can be relatively common. Is it a post op nerve palsy? or was no surgery done to fix the humerus. How long has it been? If its been >6 weeks, an EMG can be helpful to see if there is any re-inervation. Make sure you are doing at least passive range of motion to avoid stiffness. We can set up a consult. ...Read more

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Approximately how long will a broken humerus be in a cast for?

Approximately how long will a broken humerus be in a cast for?

6-8 weeks in general: Not all humerus fractures are the same and require treatments specific to each patient. Breaks in the middle of the bone are immobilized in a splint or cast or just a sling until the broken bone ends get "sticky" and begin to move slowly as one bone. Casts are converted to braces or slings once early adequate healing is confirmed. ...Read more

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I have a broken humerus I had a accident on march 8 ..now I been on a corflex brace for 6 weeks .. How long does it take to heal?

I have a broken humerus I had a accident on march 8 ..now I been on a corflex brace for 6 weeks .. How long does it take to heal?

Varies: but 6 weeks is pretty standard to be out of the cast. HOWEVER, that is assuming a very simple straight well-aligned fracture or partial fracture (greenstick). some require internal repairs to fit everything back again. ...Read more

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Will I be able to dj again w/o pain after a dislocated right shoulder and broken humerus?

Will I be able to dj again w/o pain after a dislocated right shoulder and broken humerus?

Shoulder dislocation: That would be the goal. It is hard to predict how a patient will heal, but sticking to the plan of your physician and physical therapist will give to the best opportunity to heal fully. ...Read more

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Are there any types of specialists that can set a broken humerus for an uninsured person?

Fracture Humerus/ins: You can make an appointment in nearest clinic affiliated with a teaching hospital and apply for charity care but do it fast you can not have this fracture noy treated. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Ivankovich
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Humerus Fracture (Definition)

It is a fracture (bone break) of the upper arm bone. The humerus is the bone that connects to the shoulder (through part of the shoulder blade) at one end, the elbow (through the two bones of the forearm, the ulna and the radius) at the other. The humerus can be fractured ...Read more