Suffering a broken arm generally happens if you experience a heavy impact on the affected arm – enough to break the bone. You could also break a bone if you fall onto your arm awkwardly or heavily, or fall on something that strikes your arm as you go down. But even in these situations, you wouldn’t expect to undergo a broken arm operation. You’d probably think you would have an x-ray and then be put in plaster to go home and start recovering.
While this is quite often the case, some people do require surgery to make sure the bones are in the correct position and align with one another again. Some breaks mean the ends of the bone are left in awkward positions and may not be lined up as they should be. This means surgery is needed to sort things out before the arm is put in plaster.
How long might it take to recover from a broken arm operation?
This depends on how bad your broken arm is and whether any pins or other items need to be removed later. You’ll also have to recover from the surgical procedure itself, which may leave you feeling groggy and under the weather for a few days.
Always follow any advice the medical experts give you when you are trying to recover from surgery for a broken arm. This will help you get over the injury, protect your arm while it heals and hopefully get back to a normal life again as quickly as you can.
Is it possible to claim anything for this injury?
This is a question you might ask yourself at some point. If you do, you should ask an expert at Accident Advice Helpline, too. Negligence leads to many compensation claims being made each year, made by innocent people who were injured when they did nothing wrong. Inattentiveness, negligence or an inability to take the right actions when required could potentially lead to injuries occurring.
Accident Advice Helpline is always here to provide no-obligation advice when you call 0800 689 0500. Are you on a mobile phone? Call 0333 500 0993 instead. Whatever you do, you can find out whether a claim for a broken arm operation could lead to a financial award being decided in your favour. Get all the answers you need when you call here today.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Rob Steen