Immobilization and rest should be maintained for a month or more.
Immobilization of the broken parts of the bone is the object sought.
Immobilization—Systemic immobilization is effected by body rest and locally by splinting the bitten area.
In cases of strains of tendons, during the acute stage, immobilization of the affected parts is in order.
In fractures of the shaft of the humerus, then, it is apparent that immobilization is very difficult if at all possible.
However, reduction and immobilization of this as in all fractures, must be done without delay.
Immobilization as for fracture is not necessary but, nevertheless, movement is to be restricted as much as possible.
Infection would depend almost entirely upon the integrity of the first dressings and immobilization.
Because of the leverage afforded by the extremity, immobilization of the radius is difficult.