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Can you still move your arm if it's broken?

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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Internal Medicine

In brief: Depending the part

Depends on which bone and type of fracture.
Humerus and communited fracture-no. The movement of upper arm depends on shoulder& humerus muscles, nerves, tendons & ligaments. Any serious injury to these parts decreases the movement. Radius, ulna, carpals and metacarpals, you can have injury, but still would be able to move. Your orthopedist can guide you about movement. Thanks.

In brief: Depending the part

Depends on which bone and type of fracture.
Humerus and communited fracture-no. The movement of upper arm depends on shoulder& humerus muscles, nerves, tendons & ligaments. Any serious injury to these parts decreases the movement. Radius, ulna, carpals and metacarpals, you can have injury, but still would be able to move. Your orthopedist can guide you about movement. Thanks.
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Pain and fractures

Did you have any trauma that could cause a fracture?

In brief: Pain and fractures

Did you have any trauma that could cause a fracture?
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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