Do I have a broken arm?
If you think you or your child has sustained a broken arm, it's important to see a doctor as soon a possible.
A broken arm may involve any of the three bones in your arm — the ulna, radius and humerus. In Orthoanswer, these are divided into:
- Broken Wrist
- Broken Elbow
- Broken lower arm (forearm)
- Broken upper arm
In general, fractures in the arm will require several weeks in a sling or cast. During this time, you may be asked to avoiding weight-bearing (lifting or carrying with your injured arm), and may need to keep the arm elevated to keep down the swelling.