What is the Recovery Time After Humeral Shaft Fracture Fixation?
Depending on the extent of overall damage to the arm bone, type of fixation performed and patient age and health, humeral shaft fractures typically heal in about 3 months. After a short hospital stay, pain medicine is prescribed as well as antibiotics and other medicines to help with recovery. Patients will receive physical therapy when the bone has healed enough to allow exercise. Humeral shaft fracture fixation has excellent outcomes and patient are usually allowed to return to their regular activities.
Dr. James Mazzara, orthopedic shoulder surgeon in Manchester, South Windsor, Enfield, Glastonbury and surrounding Hartford communities can offer more information and options for humeral shaft fracture fixation in his office, please contact him for a consultation.