A humerus fracture occurs when the upper arm bone is injured as the result of strenuous activities, an accident or medical conditions like weak bones. Obvious symptoms of a fractured humerus are pain and a visible deformity at the location of the fracture. The area around the shoulder and fracture will likely swell, and you will find it difficult to use the affected arm.
If you are experiencing numbness or tingling in the arm, it may indicate an upper arm fracture. Severe pain and restricted movement is reason enough to seek a clinical diagnosis. Determining the severity of the injury is an important step in recommending an effective treatment plan.
For minor to moderate humerus fractures, a brace or sling will immobilize the limb and allow the bone time to heal. Silicon Valley Orthopaedics offers conservative treatment recommendations that promote effective recovery. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds are specialist orthopedic surgeons in California. Our medical team is committed to establishing the root cause of any conditions or injuries associated with your fractured humerus.
Diagnosis and Patient-Guided Treatment
At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, we promote patient-guided treatment when you suffer a fractured humerus. Our team is passionate about working closely with patients to ensure individualized care at our California practice. Do not hesitate to reach out to Silicon Valley Orthopaedics if you are suffering from pain and limited movement due to an injured limb.
Early intervention can prevent symptoms worsening from a fractured humerus. Fragments of bone may break away and cause further health problems. Increased pain and bleeding may occur if you do not receive effective treatment. There is also a serious risk of damaging surrounding tissues and structures.
Contact Silicon Valley Orthopaedics today if you have suffered an upper arm injury that requires treatment. We can book your clinical examination and provide appropriate treatment for your injury.