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How would you know if your arm is broken?

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Dr. Robert Dunbar
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pain, function loss

An xray will confirm a fracture, but if you have had a significant trauma and you have pain specific to a certain area, with a visible and/or palpable deformity, tenderness to palpation and an inability to perform regular joint motion, then you very well may have a fracture.
Go see an orthopaedist and find out for sure!

In brief: Pain, function loss

An xray will confirm a fracture, but if you have had a significant trauma and you have pain specific to a certain area, with a visible and/or palpable deformity, tenderness to palpation and an inability to perform regular joint motion, then you very well may have a fracture.
Go see an orthopaedist and find out for sure!
Dr. Robert Dunbar
Dr. Robert Dunbar
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Xray

Unfortunately, you can't tell for sure without an xray.
See your doctor.

In brief: Xray

Unfortunately, you can't tell for sure without an xray.
See your doctor.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Pain

Pain, swelling, in ability to move, deformity can all be a sign of fracture; most fractures can be seen on X-ray, although not all.

In brief: Pain

Pain, swelling, in ability to move, deformity can all be a sign of fracture; most fractures can be seen on X-ray, although not all.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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