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Painful Arm after Injury Evaluation
- Arm bruising
- Arm deformity
- Arm swelling
- Arm tenderness
- Inability to move the arm
- Inability to use the arm
- Poor capillary refill to the fingers
- Tenderness over a bone
Testing is required to detect an arm fracture and determine its severity. Occasionally, further imaging is required to evaluate an arm injury.
Tests that may be used to evaluate an arm injury include:
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