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A broken bone is a fracture. There are different types of fractures, such as: compressed, open, stress, greenstick, spiral, vertebral compression, compound, and comminuted. Symptoms of a broken bone include pain at the site of injury, swelling, and bruising around the area of injury. Treatment of a fracture depends on the type and location of the injury.
How Painful Is a Broken Humerus?
Humerus fractures cause severe pain and swelling. On a scale of 10, pain in patients following a humerus fracture is eight or more. Shortening of the arm is apparent with significant deformity of the bones.
What Do They Do for a Broken Humerus?
A fractured humerus or upper arm is extremely painful, and the patient may not be able to move their arm. Sometimes, the radial nerve (one of the main nerves in the arm) may be injured.
What Are the 4 Types of Fractures?
What are the four types of bone fractures? Learn the signs of bone fractures and how doctors treat them.
Can a Bone Fracture Heal on Its Own?
Learn what medical treatments can help your bone fracture heal and help you manage this condition.
Can the Ulnar Collateral Ligament Heal Itself?
Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that hold bones together and control joint movements. A ligament serves as a tether between two joint bones. When the ligament gets injured, the tether becomes too long, and the bones move too much. This may cause intense pain and a sense of instability or looseness. You will be unable to work.
How Do You Know if You Have a Fracture?
There are around 206 bones in the human body, and each plays a crucial role. They protect and preserve the shape of your soft tissues, serve as a framework for your muscles, and direct the pressure inside of you.
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