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FOREARM FRACTURES


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

The two forearm bones, radius and ulna, have a special relationship with a shared joint at each end (elbow and wrist). The natural curve of the bones must be maintained or else full rotation of the forearm cannot be achieved. For all but absolutely non-displaced fractures surgical fixation is necessary. If much swelling accompanies the injury, a critical pressure can develop in the forearm that must be surgically released immediately.

MEDICAL HISTORY

Patients notice the unstable forearm and the need for splint support. Typical symptoms include pain, swelling, and deformity.

 

EXAMINATION

The doctor will evaluate for critical swelling that must be surgically released. If not an issue, each nerve and tendon is checked for function.

ADDITIONAL TESTS: Plain x-rays are sufficient. Only very rare fractures will show no displacement at all.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

  NON-OPERATIVE SURGICAL
CONSISTS OF Splint then cast Plates and screws, rarely rods
FEATURES Runs from above the elbow to the hand Plates and screws can be removed later if desired
ADVANTAGES Avoids surgery Restores normal anatomy


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  • We have had the best experience here. The staff has always accommodated us and since Tyler is only 10, they always go out of their way to make sure we are comfortable. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Henry and his staff to anyone I know. Thanks! - 02/28/17
  • The doctor and staff are the best I have ever had. Very professionalism at its best. - 11/15/17
  • Dr. Mark Henry is a true healer; the finest most competent doctor I've ever encountered. I am forever grateful to Dr. Henry and the entire staff for saving my finger and facilitating my complete recovery with grace and seriousness of intent. Thank you. - 01/10/18
  • Dr. Henry and Mary in PT helped me get my dominant arm back in working order. - 04/18/17
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  • The entire team at the Hand and Wrist Center is outstanding. They made the recovery so smooth and comforting from the courteous receptionists, excellent occupational therapist, attentive medical assistants, and brilliant doctor. Thank you! - 03/31/17
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  • the whole group was very good, I had an excellent experience. - 11/09/17
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  • The doctor was very informative and provided me with a solution quickly and I really appreciate that in this day and age. This is an awesome institution. - 03/02/17
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  • Thank you for repairing my injury and being kind in the process. - 01/10/18
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  • very impressed with the whole experience. - 02/28/17
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  • Dr. Henry was very informative about the treatment and staff was pleasant. - 01/11/18
  • Had a wonderful experience overall. Breaking my arm was tough but the staff here was always very, kind and helpful. Especially Dr. Henry, Mary, Karen, Luis, Joel, Teresa and David. I'll miss them all but hopeful won't have to see them any time soon :)Thank you! - 05/04/17
  • Staff is always friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend this office. Dr. Henry is a very skilled surgeon and went out of his way to make sure I understood my procedure and the rehabilitation process. - 03/24/17
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  • I am really happy with my experience. I always knew what was going on and over time got to know the staff based on how many times I've been here. Most importantly, I feel I got the right treatment for my injury. - 10/19/17
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  • I was very impressed with how I was treated by the doctor as well as the Medical assistant. All my questioned were answered and I was treated with care and respect. Luis was Awesome! Doctor Henry was very informative. I will recommend him to friends and family - 06/09/17
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  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17










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