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Having noticed a fracture between shoulder and elbow

My father right arm bone (Between shoulder & elbow) was fracture last week and doctor advice to make surgery and fix the plate. But i have questions my father has a sugar, high BP, breathing problem and heart size is a bigger than the normal size. Hence in this condition is it possible to make the surgery?
Mon, 4 Sep 2017
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Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns

Your father has fracture humerus ,this fracture could be treated conservatively in some cases and other cases need surgery according to fracture displacement .

If I were his treating Doctor for this case I will ask him to do full laboratory investigations ,ECG,ECHOcardiography and chest x ray and to consult anesthesia doctor before doing surgery.

If He is unfit for surgery so closed reduction and coaptation splint is the only option .
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Having noticed a fracture between shoulder and elbow

Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns Your father has fracture humerus ,this fracture could be treated conservatively in some cases and other cases need surgery according to fracture displacement . If I were his treating Doctor for this case I will ask him to do full laboratory investigations ,ECG,ECHOcardiography and chest x ray and to consult anesthesia doctor before doing surgery. If He is unfit for surgery so closed reduction and coaptation splint is the only option .