Sports Injuries

Posted by: Ansie | 2016/06/21


What is the treatment for cracked bone in arm?

My daughter fell and hurt arm during a netball game. X-rays shows slight crack not broken. Docter at ER advised just to keep still. A physio advised it should be strappe which he then did. Arm is swollen after one day. Should we be worried? Took stapping off. What is your advice?

Expert's Reply


Sports Injuries Expert
- 2016/06/29

Hi Ansie,

For greenstick fractures or hairline cracks, the affected limb is usually immobilised in a cast or brace to assist with pain control, and to allow for adequate bone healing. There will often be accompanying swelling with a fracture, and this needs to be monitored by a medical professional. Keeping the limb elevated on a pillow at night will help to alleviate the swelling. It's best to follow up with an orthopaedic surgeon or sports physician for further review and management advice.

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