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How is an arm fracture typically treated?

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Dr. Howard Luks
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Depends

I'm not exactly sure what portion of the arm that you really are referring to.
Some fractures of the shoulder or the humerus require surgery, yet many do not. Many fractures, if not most, of the forearm, require surgery to preserve your range of motion after the fracture heals. So obviously the treatment recommendation depends on the type of fracture and its location.

In brief: Depends

I'm not exactly sure what portion of the arm that you really are referring to.
Some fractures of the shoulder or the humerus require surgery, yet many do not. Many fractures, if not most, of the forearm, require surgery to preserve your range of motion after the fracture heals. So obviously the treatment recommendation depends on the type of fracture and its location.
Dr. Howard Luks
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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Depends

Depends on where in the arm it is and how bad it is and on the individual patient.

In brief: Depends

Depends on where in the arm it is and how bad it is and on the individual patient.
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
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