If you have a broken arm in plaster, you’ll know it can make life very difficult. Suddenly, all kinds of things you took for granted become far harder to do. You’ll have minimal use of your broken arm, after all, and there are plenty of things you cannot do with one hand alone. You will likely need assistance to perform lots of daily tasks until your arm heals, so the knock-on effects of a broken arm can be difficult to deal with.
It’s this knock-on effect that many people find hard to deal with. It’s hard to appreciate this unless you have experienced the situation for yourself, and struggled with daily tasks.
How long do you need to have a broken arm in plaster?
Often, people will have a broken arm in plaster for a month, perhaps two, to allow their broken arm to heal. The length of time involved will depend on how bad the break was. Minor breaks heal faster than more serious ones, which may also require surgery to fix them. In cases where screws and rods are used to repair the bone, the recovery period will obviously be longer.
You’ll also experience some pain in the early days following your accident, no matter how it happened. This will gradually subside, but of course, if you’ve had surgery, this will likely be more painful than if you had a cast fitted early on and the bones were still in alignment and could heal on their own.
Finding out if a claim is possible for your broken arm
Having a broken arm in plaster is a common sight among those who have suffered this type of injury. Sometimes, a removable splint might be used if the break is only minor. In other cases, a splint can be good in the early stages if there is a lot of swelling. This should go down before a cast is fitted for long-term recovery.
If you wish to know whether you might have a chance of receiving compensation following your broken arm injury, the team at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you. Make sure you call us on 0800 689 0500 now, or on 0333 500 0993 from any mobile phone. Our online test is also available, with just a few simple yes/no questions to complete to find out if compensation could be the outcome for you.
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Author: Rob Steen