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The arm fracture would indeed be associated with much bleeding into her arm tissues. This would explain the terrible and even black bruising...
I would suspect that she may very well have severe osteoporosis. This may need to be checked and she may benefit from a treatment plan for that condition (although this is very slow at best ...)
She should have a care plan approved by her orthopedic specialist whom is treating her for the fracture.
She probably needs a group care meeting of the staff that are part of her care to ensure that she is not injured further. (No single person transfers at all for example.)
She will probably need two person transfers and techniques used to avoid pulling on arms or otherwise placing stress on her...
The bruising may be checked as at times a large hematoma may be internal of the tissue and might need attention. This could be reviewed by her orthopedic specialist..
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Anthony Bray MD
You are very welcome.Yes, I know what you mean that such an injury looks really awful! It is good and an encouragement that you are so conscientious! Let me know if I may be of further help.Best regards!