Fractures of the humerus: Ninety-seven percent of humerus fractures treated without surgery. The arm can heal after being immobilized with a splint or special functional support.
In the case of a more serious fracture or an open fracture with exposed bone, humerus be reconstructed with surgery by positioning plates and screws or a metal rod. If you have an open fracture will be given intravenous antibiotics to prevent infection in the bone exposed.
When the fractured humerus starts to heal, you need physical therapy to restore normal strength of the muscles of the arm and the normal range of motion of the elbow and shoulder. Generally, healing and physical therapy takes several months.
Forearm fractures: Often the forearm bones are separated from each other when a fracture. Because the movement of the forearm is as important, most nondisplaced fractures are treated by placing a cast for six weeks.
A more serious fracture or open fracture with exposed bone is surgically reconstructed by placing metal plates and screws. If you have an open fracture will be given intravenous antibiotics to prevent infection in the bone exposed. Your doctor will prescribe physical therapy to help restore mobility and arm strength.
When it comes to minor fractures in children, may be sufficient to perform some simple exercises for the injured arm back to normal. Usually, these exercises can be done at home. Generally, there is required a cast after surgery forearm.