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Arm Sprain and Arm Fracture

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  • Ligaments are like ropes that connect the bones.  When the ligaments attached to the bones of the arms are injured, this is called an arm sprain.  The Injury is usually a tear in a ligament.
  • An arm Fracture occurs when the bones in the arm are broken or cracked.  Fractures account for about 10-15 % of injuries in children.

  • Arm pain
  • Painful to move arm
  • Arm is bruised or swollen
  • Tenderness of the arm

  • Sprain:

- Stretched or torn ligament caused by a twist Injury of the arm.

    1. A fall
    2. Child Abuse
    3. Bone disease

  • Rest
  • Ice first 24-48 hours
  • Wrap for support
  • Pain medications
  • If Fracture is present, immobilization and orthopedic evaluation are needed.

  • Residual deformities
  • Progressive deformities
  • Overgrowth of bone
  • Growth arrest in bone

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