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What is done for a broken arm?

What is done for a broken arm?

DEPENDS ON LOCAION: Displacement and location will be variable. An xray will help with the decision. ...Read more

Dr. Rahul Banerjee
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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 happens if you leave broken arm untreated?

It depends: It depends on what you mean by treatment - many fractures are treated only with a sling such as upper humerus (upper arm) fractures and many fractures if non-displaced and in good alignment will heal very well with minimal immobilization. ...Read more

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Could you have a broken arm without realizing it?

Could you have a broken arm without realizing it?

X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the wrist, and a fracture is damage to the bone, strains of muscles and tendons are also possible. In any case, common symptoms may be pain, limited strength/ motion, swelling, and/ or bruising. Have an x-ray to be sure! ...Read more

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How to treat a broken arm?

How to treat a broken arm?

Varies: Varies based upon a more specific description of the fracture. Some need simply immobilization and time to heal, others require surgery. ...Read more

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How can I tell my broken arm is healing?

How can I tell my broken arm is healing?

X-RAY THE ARM: Physical examination could help to identify healing, but x-ray is best way. ...Read more

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How painful is surgery to fix a broken arm?

How painful is surgery to fix a broken arm?

Variable: What type of fracture? Does it need surgery? Although our surgical interventions have progressed significantly surgery is still surgery...
That being said pain control after arm/upperextremity surgery tends not to be horrible. Most of my patients have pain for 3-4 days and then are off narcotics. ...Read more

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How could you put socks on with a broken arm?

How could you put socks on with a broken arm?

Very carefully: Very carefully; try to get assistance if available. You may also want to buy some ankle length socks as they may be easier for you to manipulate them with your fingers(which i presume are not casted) if there is any doubt please contact your physician/orthopedist for further advice/assistance. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to set a broken arm?

Why wait: The setting position of the bones and the fixation is useful for expediting healing.New bone has to be manufactured by your body. There is no good reason to wait. ...Read more

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What is the typical healing time for a broken arm?

What is the typical healing time for a broken arm?

Depends on age: This depends on the age and also on what part of the arm is broken.
For an adult the average is about 8 weeks, but will vary depending on which bone and even what part of the bone is broken. For kids the healing time is faster and the lower the age, the faster the healing. ...Read more

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How can I sleep comfortably if I have a broken arm?

How can I sleep comfortably if I have a broken arm?

Broken arm: Try to elevate it on a pillow and take pain medication. It should get easier to sleep as the bone starts healing. ...Read more

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What should I do to speed up recoverr from a broken arm?

What should I do to speed up recoverr from a broken arm?

Bone stimulation: Apart from creating good conditions for healing such as having enough calcium and vitamin d (1.5 g of calcium und 800 units of vit d taken in 2 or three doses over a day), is an ultrasound bone stimulator (exogen). However i need more info to give you good advice (surgery or not, cast or brace, therapy etc). ...Read more

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How long is it safe to leave a broken arm unattended for?

How long is it safe to leave a broken arm unattended for?

Depends: Fractures that come through the skin are treated like emergencies, to minimize the risk of infection.

Closed fractures are best placed into a reasonable position & splinted to reduce risk of further soft tissue injury and for comfort.

Most fractures are treated within a week or so, but occasionally after failure of non-op treatment, surgeries may take place later. It's harder, but it can be don. ...Read more

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What medication can provide pain relief for a broken arm?

What medication can provide pain relief for a broken arm?

Multiple Meds: A broken arm can result in pain due to musculoskeletal damage along with possible nerve involvement. Typically alleve/motrin work well in addition to ice, casting, elevation, and rest. If pain is severe and resistant to above medications, you can utilize a narcotic (i.e. Percocet). Discuss with your pcp or orthopedist/sports medicine physician on other options for pain control. ...Read more

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Best way for my teenage daughter to shower with broken arm?

Best way for my teenage daughter to shower with broken arm?

Cast covers are : Popular you can buy them at many drugstores
http://www.Castcoverz.Com/shower-in-cast.Php other wise use a trash bag with a rubber band above the cast. If it does get wet, dry with a cold hair dryer for 15-20 minutes. ...Read more

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Can you say if it could jumping off a bed cause a broken arm?

Possibly: It certainly could, especially depending on how you land. Most commonly seen are wrist, elbow, and shoulder fractures. If you have localized bony tenderness in your arm, i would advise seeking medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I had surgery for a broken arm..How long until i can get better?

6-16 weeks: If you had surgery on your forearm the fracture should be healed in 6-8 weeks. The upper arm takes 12-16 weeks. If the surgery gives stable fixation you can use your arm after a couple of days for eating, writing and typing. ...Read more

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How long does a broken arm take to heal completely after surgery?

Depends: Location, degree of injury, tupe of fixation, age, general health all come into play but in most adults farctuers on average take 6-8 weeks to heal with respect to a united bone. ...Read more

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How does a compression sleeve help swelling caused by broken arm?

How does a compression sleeve help swelling caused by broken arm?

Forces fluid out: Compression sleeves help force fluid out of the extremity. Often times, the lymphatic system which drains fluid out of the extremity, does not work well after a fracture. A compression sleeve might help in the short term. ...Read more

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Broken arm and nose. What works for pain?

Broken arm and nose. What works for pain?

Many choices: As far as over the counter medications go, try advil or aleve. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is another option. If you require stronger pain medication, then you will need a prescription from a md. As always, don't take any meds that you have known allergies to or that may interact with current medications. ...Read more

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How do you treat a broken arm?

How do you treat a broken arm?

Set the bone& : Apply cast on it and take x-ray to see if the bone i n good position, if is not we may to have to repeat this or do surgery. ...Read more

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How can you treat a broken arm?

Cast: Most commonly, a broken arm is treated by placing a cast (plaster or fiberglass) on the affected arm for approximately 6 weeks until the fracture is healed. ...Read more

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How painful is a broken arm usually?

How painful is a broken arm usually?

Painful: Broken bones don't say i think i'm broke, they say i'm broke. Most people feel silly when they say i think i broke a bone when they finally break a bone, as the difference is significant. Pain interpretation is very individualized though. Some have high pain thresholds and some have very low thresholds. ...Read more

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What can you not do with a broken arm?

What can you not do with a broken arm?

Restrictions: A lot depends upon the location, degree, level of instability, effectiveness of treatment. You really need to get specific guidelines from your treating provider...But i always mention when asked that using a jackhammer and repelling down a steep mountain are probably out for most. ...Read more

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Am i allowed to fly with a broken arm?

Broken arm: Flying will make your arm swell. If your fracture is less than one week old, you need to consult your physician. Beyond that, flying is usually not an issue. ...Read more

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How much time will my broken arm hurt?

How much time will my broken arm hurt?

Variable: Everyone is a little different in terms of how long discomfort after a broken bone will last. Other factors include how much you move the arm (limb) that was injured and your bone density. Typically fractures/breaks heal within 6-8 weeks and most of the pain occurs in the first 1-2 weeks if the break is stabilized in a cast or proper splint. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more