How long does it take a broken humerus to be completely healed?

How long does it take a broken humerus to be completely healed?

How long does it take a broken humerus to be completely healed?

General Treatment The broken bone will take 3 to 4 months to heal. During this time, you will need to perform exercises to regain range of motion, strength, and return to normal activities. Even if surgery is performed, recovery of full function often takes as long as 18 months.

What are the signs and symptoms of a humeral fracture?

What are the symptoms of a humerus fracture?

  • Pain.
  • Swelling and bruising.
  • Inability to move the shoulder.
  • A grinding sensation when the shoulder is moved.
  • Deformity β€” β€œIt does not look right.”
  • Occasionally bleeding (open fracture)
  • Loss of normal use of the arm if a nerve injury occurs.

Can a healed fracture still hurt?

Many people who fracture will eventually heal and recover to the point where they no longer experience any pain. However, some people may continue to experience pain long after the fracture and soft tissues have healed.

Can an old fracture cause pain?

Delayed Union. When a bone fracture is untreated, it can result in either a nonunion or a delayed union. In the former case, the bone doesn’t heal at all, which means that it will remain broken. As a result, swelling, tenderness, and pain will continue to worsen over time.

What is the most common complication of the proximal humerus fracture?

The complications of proximal humeral fractures may occur as a result of the injury, or secondary to operative treatment. Several have been previously discussed and they most commonly are related to avascular necrosis and/or tuberosity malunion.

Can you move your arm if it’s fractured?

It is important that you not try to use the broken arm. Moving a broken arm would also cause more damage to blood vessels, nerves and other tissues. To keep the broken area from moving, make a temporary splint, by taping a ruler or other supportive device to the arm.

Why does my healed fracture hurt?

Pain that persists after full healing is expected to have taken place is called chronic pain. Chronic pain may be due to nerve damage, the development of scar tissue, an aggravation of underlying arthritis or any number of other causes.

Can an old fracture break again?

There is no evidence that a broken bone will grow back stronger than it was before once it has healed. Although there may be a brief time when the fracture site is stronger, this is fleeting, and healed bones are capable of breaking again anywhere, including at the previous fracture site.