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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: Can you move your arm regularly if you fractured it?

 z2z36 - Mon May 18, 2009 2:35 pm

The titles says it all
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:22 pm

User avatar Hello,
Yes, physically it is possible to move an arm which is fractured however the bodies' natural responses (swelling and pain) usually prevent the motion.
If the fracture is unstable then movement may worsen the fracture.
If the fracture is stable and is not displaced then there may be minor pain and moving the limb may be easier - less painful.

X-ray is the test to do for suspected fracture.

Take care.


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