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Broken humerus

Posted by
John Savale on January 31, 2001 at 12:23:25:

Dear Dr.Stoll,my name is John Savale,a forty nine year old
man who just recently broke his humerus bone on left arm.
(Two weeks ago).My orthopedic specialist says the bone's
angle is only ten percent,but the gap between the bones is
kind of wide-1 to 2 inches.He said not to worry,but to
consider surgery if things do not heal right or if I get
tired or frustrated with the healing process.He told me of
the dangers of surgery(infection,nerve damage,anesthetics).
So,I would like to get your opinion on this.Is it WAY too
early to worry or is it time time to get psyched into facing the fact I may need a rod in my arm(UGH)to solidify
it.Right now,I'm using a brace and a pillow to stabilize it.Do people use shoulder immobilizers to bring the bones
together?Maybe I'm jumping the gun but I need a second
opinion to give me some peace.Thanks Alot,John Savale



Re: Broken humerus (Archive in bones.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 02, 2001 at 11:41:43:

In Reply to: Broken humerus posted by John Savale on January 31, 2001 at 12:23:25:

Hi, John.

I think your doc is giving you good advice. A humerous fracture is treated VERY differently than most others (no cast, for example).

If I had this, I would do most anything to avoid the surgery!

Walt



Re: Broken humerus (Archive in bones.)

Posted by
John Savale on February 03, 2001 at 13:49:21:

In Reply to: Re: Broken humerus (Archive in bones.) posted by Walt Stoll on February 02, 2001 at 11:41:43:

Thanks,Dr.Stoll,you gave me alot of confidence in my matter.
You have a great service on the net.John



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