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Fractured my shoulder 8 weeks ago (I was mugged and thrown

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Fractured my shoulder 8 weeks ago (I was mugged and thrown to the ground)
JA: Have you used any medication for the fracture?
Customer: is it normal for my upper arm still to be bruised and my whole arm and hand to be swollen
JA: The Doctor will be able to answer that. Have you seen a doctor about the fracture?
Customer: yes I have been to the fracture clinic twice due again 21st December
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no

Hello. This is Dr Geyik and I will be assisting you today.

Can I please ask your age and how your shoulder was fixed?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
My shoulder has been in a sling round my neck I am 63 years

Did you have any surgery?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
No

It can be quite normal to have a bruise but the swelling is not so normal. Were you advised to elevate your arm to reduce the swelling?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I have been as best I can as not able to lift my arm high
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Thank you just needed to know it was fairly normal

The bruise will definitely go down so I am not too worried about this.

The swelling will also go down over time and you need to keep your arm elevated as much as possible and tolerated. However, if the swelling gets worse, you should contact your GP or facture clinic for a review.

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