Humerus Fractures Treatment
A broken humerus, or upper arm bone, can be a painful injury that requires months of recovery and rehabilitation. While not all broken bones require surgery, it is possible that a humerus fracture may require to be surgically repaired. If you sustain a broken upper arm bone and need orthopedic shoulder treatment, you want an experienced orthopedist as your physician. Jonathan L. Glashow, MD orthopedic surgery and sports injury center provides advanced humerus fractures treatment and surgery at our clinic in Miami, FL.
The upper arm bone is very strong, but it can be broken when impacted with enough force. A motor vehicle accident or other source of immense trauma can fracture the humerus, but even a fall can break the upper arm bone. Humerus fractures often occur in sports injuries where a player lands on an outstretched arm. Elderly individuals with weakened bones are also prone to fractures of the arm if they fall.
Types of Upper Arm Fractures
The treatment for an upper arm fracture depends on the type of fracture and where it occurs. The majority of humerus fractures are located mid-bone and may not require surgery. Immobilizing the arm while the bone heals, followed by rehabilitation to restore strength and range of motion, may be all that is required. However, when there is an open fracture where the bone exits the skin or a break near the shoulder, surgery is usually required.
Dr. Glashow has decades of experience providing world-class orthopedic care for professional athletes and patients from all over the world. His expertise can ensure that you receive the absolute best care possible if you have a broken arm that needs treatment or surgery. He is a shoulder specialist, ensuring that both the bone and connecting joint are properly treated to ensure the highest level of function possible after recovery.
If you have a severe humerus fracture and need treatment or surgery, contact our team at Jonathan L. Glashow, MD orthopedic surgery and sports injury center. Call our clinic in the Miami, Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL, area to schedule a consultation with one of our shoulder and orthopedic specialists.