Humerus fracture

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Hi, I am looking for any advice on what decision to make regarding the position I am currently. Four months ago I fractured my humerus in a car accident and got taken to hospital where I had my arm put in a sling. After a month the bone had begun to heal, but very slowly. My doctor said he wasn't sure wether my arm would fully heal without a permanent deformitiy. I have displayed a picture of the exray for the last 2 months exrays and any opinions on what I should do would be much appreciated. I am begining to lose faith in my doctors decision to leave it. I have told him that I want the bone replacing but he said it would be risky going threw surgery but I have been put on a waiting list none the less. I am curious to see wether anyone on here has seen or been threw a similar breakage and if you could give me advice on what I should do that would be much appreciated. Thanks

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    Where do you live~~first off. If you live in the United States then your dr is not good. You need to see a SPECIALIST that deals with arm/hand/wrist injuries. After 4 months your bone would be healed. This IS NOT GOOD. SEE A SPECIALIST.
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      I live in the uk, my local hospital isn't a poor one as far as I am aware. When I went for a CT scan the nurse said afterward that my arm is definetly still broken yet when I mentioned that to my doctor I got scolded and told that I shouldn't be taking advice from someone who is not an expert in orthopedics. I feel like a guinea pig being tested on at the minute and I am not sure wether to complain or even make a claim against them and ask for compensation, what do you think? I have been four months out of work now and who knows when I will be fit to go back. I thought they were supposed to be the specialists but obviously I need to look else where. Thanks for helping me
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      GO TO ANOTHER SPECIALIST ASAP!! There are doctors who love being doctors because they CARE. Then there are doctors who want to "make a buck" off the innocence of people and ~~ care NOTHING for the person in pain or need.

      ANOTHER SPECIALIST ASAP!!!!!

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    Hi Ryan..I think that you certainly need another consultant, you have every right to ask for a referral to another specialist.....the bone is OBVIOUSLY displaced...and could cause you problem permanently......insist !!! If you have to....I wish you well...make sure you are listened to.....good luck young man ....DEIRDRE
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    Can you get a second opinion? Another practice?
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      When I go into my next appointment in two weeks I plan on asking them to refer me to another specialist and I will definetly insist on it. They put me on a waiting list the last time I went in for the operation but they seemed extremely reluctent to. I was told I should leave it for another couple months because over the last month there had been an improvement in callus growth. Is there much risk to having the bone replaced and whats the worst case scenerio if things go wrong with op?
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    Hey!  I'm new on here but I'm in kind of the same boat.  I have a fractured humerus and it hurts so very bad.  I did end up getting a second opinion and the newest doctor said I have waited too long.  He is sending me to Shands.  He also said I would be deformed forever.  I am at the point where I don't care what they do anymore.  

    So, don't wait too long like I did.  Good luck and read up on who will be taking care of you.  I'm kind of glad I'm getting it done by a real specialist.  Take care and good luck.

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