Surgery Seldom Needed When Older Person Breaks Upper Arm: Study

March 10, 2015 4:00 PM

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TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When an older patient breaks the upper arm, surgery is often no better than simply immobilizing the limb, according to a new study.

The British researchers say the findings are important, because they counter a growing trend toward surgery in these cases.

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