Humerus Fractures Treatment
The upper arm bone, or humerus, is jointed at the shoulder and elbow. When a humerus fracture occurs, various treatments may be used to repair the bone to restore strength and function. Humerus fracture treatment may be surgical or non-surgical, depending on the position and type of break. At Jonathan Glashow, MD, Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, we offer humerus fractures treatment, including shoulder surgery, at our medical facility in UES New York City.
Most humerus fractures occur due to impact or trauma to the upper arm or shoulder. Falling or impact while playing sports or running can cause an arm fracture, and landing on the shoulder or on an outstretched arm can result in a fracture. Auto accidents, motorcycle accidents or other types of trauma can cause a broken upper arm bone. Elderly individuals with weakened bones from osteoporosis or other health issues are more susceptible to upper arm or shoulder fractures from a fall.
Shoulder and Upper Arm Fracture Surgery
Many humerus fractures can be treated without surgery. Mid-bone fractures or fractures on the lower end of the humerus may only require immobilization with a brace, splint, cast or sling, followed by physical therapy. When the fracture is on the upper end of the humerus and affects the shoulder joint, it may require surgery. Screws, plates or other surgical hardware may be needed to repair the fracture for quicker and more reliable recovery from the injury.
Dr. Glashow and our orthopedic experts are the best of the best when it comes to repairing shoulder and arm injuries. If you suffer a humerus fracture, we offer a same day diagnosis, consultation and treatment. Contact our medical team any time of day or night if you sustain a broken upper arm or shoulder to schedule an evaluation.