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I have a fractured left arm humerus, one month post accident. This recent set of xrays shows more angulation i think? This worries me.

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Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Don't worry

A midshaft humerus fracture is typically treated non operatively.
They usually heal. Fortunately for your shoulder and elbow this bone can tolerate alot of angulation with minimal risk of loss of function. Many people wont even tell they have a curvature. Main reason to worry is that it does not heal. Angulation up to 30degrees varus, 20degrees ap (looking sideways) & 3cm shortening is ok.

In brief: Don't worry

A midshaft humerus fracture is typically treated non operatively.
They usually heal. Fortunately for your shoulder and elbow this bone can tolerate alot of angulation with minimal risk of loss of function. Many people wont even tell they have a curvature. Main reason to worry is that it does not heal. Angulation up to 30degrees varus, 20degrees ap (looking sideways) & 3cm shortening is ok.
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Dr. William Vitello
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It may still be ok

Fractures of the humerus may heal well within a given amount of angulation.
This is acceptable up to a certain point . You may still be with the 'acceptable' zone at this time and heal appropriately. If you are concerned that this angulation is significantly increased it is reasonable to have a second orthopedic surgeon review the xrays to confirm.

In brief: It may still be ok

Fractures of the humerus may heal well within a given amount of angulation.
This is acceptable up to a certain point . You may still be with the 'acceptable' zone at this time and heal appropriately. If you are concerned that this angulation is significantly increased it is reasonable to have a second orthopedic surgeon review the xrays to confirm.
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: Fracture

Your doc should be in touch with your telling you what to do now.
If he's not suggested anything, then take initiative and ask him or seek second opinion.

In brief: Fracture

Your doc should be in touch with your telling you what to do now.
If he's not suggested anything, then take initiative and ask him or seek second opinion.
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