Upper Arm

Anatomy of the upper arm

The upper arm connects the shoulder and the elbow. The part of the bones that connect to the joints is covered with cartilage, which plays an important role in the smooth functioning of the joint.

Two injuries may occur at the upper arm level: A bone fracture or a muscle injury (tear, sprain, contusion, …).

cTreatment for injuries to the upper arm

Fractures

With fractures we can distinguish simple and more complex fractures.

The former can be cast in plaster immediately, while the latter needs reduction in swelling before surgery can take place. By applying cTreatment right after the trauma occurs, wait due to swelling is shortened. As a consequence, the operation can take place sooner, which leads to a shorter hospital stay and an earlier start of the revalidation process.

Muscle injuries

The objectives of cTreatment for muscle injuries differ greatly from those for fractures.

On the one hand the cooling makes sure that the damaged tissue recovers faster. On the other hand the cooling will make sure that damage – because of the decreased blood flow – to the healthy tissue is minimized.

It’s very important that the cooling of the tissue happens the correct way. The right temperature protocols as well as several body specific parameters should be taken into account at every phase of the recovery process. Cooling with ice has little or no effect because of the uncontrollable character of the process, but what is worse: it could be hazardous – cold burns and nerve damages occur frequently when using ice as cooling.

The cTreatments developed by Waegener for the injuries at the upper arm ensure that the cooling process is adequate and safe per recovery phase. The success of cTreatment is caused by the specific protocols per recovery phase as well as the accuracy of the cServer, that guides the energy exchange in the tissue by applying the cProtocols.

The first 96 hours after a muscle injury are crucial to the recovery; so it’s a matter of applying cTreatment as soon as possible.