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. (more…)
Minor fractures of the forearm heal in about 4 weeks when they are immobilized in a cast. It is possible that more severe forearm fractures require surgery to rebuild and then immobilization for more than 12 weeks.
Minor fractures of the humerus may heal in 8 weeks in healthy young patients. However, and the more serious humerus fractures may take longer than 12 weeks in welded, especially in the elderly.
It may be necessary to perform rehabilitation exercises for six months to regain muscle strength after injury humerus and forearm. (more…)
After asking you questions about your symptoms, your doctor will want to know:
- How and when the injury occurred.
- Your medical history, especially any history of previous injuries sustained in the arm, including shoulders, elbows and wrists.
- The approximate date of your last tetanus shot if your injury damaged the skin.
Your doctor will compare your injured arm with which it is not and shall ensure that there is no swelling, deformity, abrasions, bruising and limited motion. Also gently push and play your whole arm to identify areas of hypersensitivity. (more…)
If he broke the shaft of the humerus, the symptoms may include:
- Pain, swelling, tenderness and bruising in the upper arm.
- Limited movement of shoulder and upper arm.
- Injured arm deformity and shortening of the arm when compared with the uninjured arm (if pieces of fractured bone are well separated).
- It is noted that parts of the fractured bone through the skin is damaged (broken open). (more…)
It is called fracture injury that occurs when a bone breaks or ruptures. In the arm, a fracture occurs most often in the midsection, thin and long (shaft) of one of the three arm bones (humerus, radius and ulna). “Fractured” and “broken” mean exactly the same.
Fractures of the humerus bone (upper arm): In healthy people, most humerus fractures are caused by a direct blow to the upper arm. They generally occur when suffering a car accident or a fall of high impact. Less often, the humerus can fracture because of severe sprains of the upper arm, falls on an outstretched arm or extreme contraction of the muscles of the upper arm. If bone fractures are caused by extreme contraction of muscles, bone fracture and twists sometimes called “spiral fracture” or “breaking the ball thrower.” These rare lesions usually affect athletes pitchers, especially pitchers ball (baseball), javelin throwers and disk. (more…)