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Fracture of the arm

Also known as Arm Fracture and Upper Extremity Fracture

Fracture of the arm is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with fracture of the arm, 61% report having arm pain, 58% report having wrist pain, and 39% report having elbow pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of fracture of the arm are arm pain, wrist pain, elbow pain, wrist swelling, elbow swelling, wrist stiffness or tightness, and elbow stiffness or tightness, although you may still have fracture of the arm without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with fracture of the arm often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, orthopedic casting, physical therapy exercises, traction; splints; and other wound care, cat scan of head and suturing of wound .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with fracture of the arm include ketamine, flumazenil, carboprost (hemabate), methohexital (brevital), digitoxin, etomidate, disopyramide, turmeric extract, fluorides (f-), carbetapentane / chlorpheniramine / ephedrine / phenylephrine, cephalothin, fenoprofen (progesic) and plasma protein fraction (plasmanate) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for fracture of the arm include age 5-14 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
1.3x
5-14 years
3.6x
15-29 years
0.6x
30-44 years
0.5x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
0.8x
75+ years
1.1x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
1.1x
Other
0.8x
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