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I fell early this week and knew immediately that I had seriously injured my right arm. My shoulder swelled instantly and there was pain up and down my arm. Movement was excruciating causing pain up and down my arm. I went to the ER and the staff went out of their way to get me some relief believing, at the very least and almost immediately, that I dislocated my shoulder. Two shots of morphine followed by two of phyntynol later they were able to Xray my shoulder. I had broken my humerus up by the where it meets the ball of my shoulder. I was given a take home prescription for pain medication with a referral to an orthopedic surgeon who was sent the film taken of my shoulder. Here is my concern and question. Shouldn't one of them, i.e., doctor, nurses, orthopedic surgeon, etc., actually physically and personally examined my ENTIRE arm, hand, wrist, neck and shoulder? No one ever actually looked at my body, not even the shoulder. Pain is now in lower arm, still in shoulder but also wrist


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replied December 23rd, 2018
Diagnostic Techniques, Treatments Answer A64693
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. It is not possible to send a patient with fractured arm with out being completely evaluated. They might have looked at the arm and the x rays and finally gave you medications. Followup with your ortho surgeon for further guidance.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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