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Where is the humerus bone located at?
humerus, long bone of the upper limb or forelimb of land vertebrates that forms the shoulder joint above, where it articulates with a lateral depression of the shoulder blade (glenoid cavity of scapula), and the elbow joint below, where it articulates with projections of the ulna and the radius.
How painful is a broken humerus?
Humerus fractures are a very painful injury, and patients may need to take pain relief medications regularly as prescribed by the doctor. The fractured portion may hurt intensely, swell, and feel stiff.
How long does it take for a broken humerus to stop hurting?
Most fractures heal without any problems in six to twelve weeks. However, it may take six to twelve months for your symptoms to settle completely – these can include pain or discomfort, stiffness, decreased strength, swelling and loss of muscle bulk.
Why humerus bone is called humerus?
The word “humerus” is derived from Latin: humerus, umerus meaning upper arm, shoulder, and is linguistically related to Gothic ams shoulder and Greek ōmos.
How do they fix a broken humerus?
Surgery usually involves fixation of the fracture fragments with plates, screws or pins. Severe fractures with previous arthroscopy (joint degeneration) may require shoulder replacement. Mobilization with physical therapy is begun immediately following surgery.
Can you sleep lying down with a broken humerus?
Though it may be uncomfortable, try sleeping, as much as possible, in a seated/upright position. Lying flat may allow the bone to move and bend, even in a cast.
What is your humerus?
The humerus is the arm bone between your shoulder and your elbow. There are two types of humerus fractures based on the location of the break(s). Trauma from a fall or accident are often the cause of this type of fracture.
Is the humerus the funny bone?
The “funny bone” got its nickname because of that funny feeling you get after you hit it. You get that funny feeling when the ulnar nerve is bumped against the humerus (say: HYOO-muh-rus), the long bone that starts at your elbow and goes up to your shoulder.