Minnesota Broken Arm Attorney

Broken arms are common injuries sustained from a motor vehicle or slip and fall accident.  Surgery is necessary to stabilize the arm.  In an open arm fracture, a neurological exam and vascular exam will be required to assess nerve damage or compromised blood vessels.

Steps can be taken to ease the pain of a broken arm until medical help arrives.  You should keep the arm motionless, elevated above heart-level to minimize swelling and cover the arm if the bone is protruding to keep it clean.  Never attempt to put a fractured bone back into position because you can risk doing more harm to yourself.

The two options for treating a broken arm is internally or externally.  Internal treatment requires surgery while external treatment requires wearing a cast or splint.

Recommendations can be followed to allow the arm to heal properly:

  • Keep the arm elevated to minimize swelling and pain. Apply a towel-covered ice pack for short periods throughout the day.
  • Keep the cast or splint dry at all times. When bathing, cover the arm with a plastic bag and secure with tape.  Use a hair dryer to gently dry the cast if it becomes damp.
  • Avoid using powder or anti-itch ointment inside the cast.
  • Avoid scratching the inside of the cast.
  • Any tingling, numbness, unusual swelling or skin irritations should be reported to a medical practitioner as these signs may indicate that the cast is too tight.

Recovery time from a broken arm can take a few weeks to several months, depending on the severity of the injury.  To assist with a full recovery, it is important that you:

  • Never remove the cast or splint unless authorized by a doctor
  • Once the cast is removed, ease into activities to allow the joints and muscles to strengthen.
  • Complete any necessary physical therapy

At Tarshish Cody, our personal injury attorneys understand the physical and emotional difficulties our clients go through as they recover from their broken arm injury.  We have helped them claim compensation for medical expenses, physical therapy and lost wages because of an accident that wasn’t their fault.

If you are suffering from a broken arm injury due to another person’s negligence, it is important that you seek legal advice immediately.  Contact Tarshish Cody today at 612-808-8999 (or fill out the free Case Evaluation Form)  and speak to one of our personal injury attorneys who can help you with your case and potentially help you recover the compensation you deserve.

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