Dr. Balentine received his undergraduate degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in1983. He completed his internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia and his Emergency Medicine residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, where he served as chief resident.
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
A broken (fractured) arm means that one or more of the bones of the arm have cracked. This is a common injury occurring in both children and adults. In adults, fractures of the arm account for nearly half of all broken bones. In children, fractures of the forearm are second only to
Basic anatomy: The arm consists of three major bones. The humerus runs from the shoulder to the elbow. This is called the upper arm, or, simply, the arm. At the elbow, the humerus connects with
two bones: the radius and the ulna. These bones go from the elbow to the wrist and are regarded as the forearm.
Important terms related to a
Alignment: The relationship of how the broken portions of the bone come together. This is an indication of how badly a bone is broken.
Angulation: The angle formed by the broken pieces of bone. Another measure of the seriousness of the break.
Closed fracture: A broken bone without an open skin wound