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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures
|z2z36 - Mon May 18, 2009 2:35 pm||
The titles says it all
|Tom Plamondon PA-C - Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:22 pm||
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.
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