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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


  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • I have never doubted I was in the best possible hands here. I cannot correctly express my gratitude. Thank you all very, very much for everything you've done for me. - 11/09/16
  • This was my last visit and I'll miss y'all. - 03/29/17
  • always outstanding service! - 04/12/17
  • thank you - 02/09/17
  • Very pleased with the staff and Dr Henry during my treatment. - 12/15/16
  • Dr. Henry and each and every one of the staff we met exhibited a spirit of excellence in every area. From the first visit we were comfortable and confident that we would be well taken care of. - 09/28/16
  • Great detailed information. - 11/03/16
  • Awesome experience. Luis rocks! - 04/06/17
  • Thank you for the help. - 11/10/16
  • Everyone is always nice - 12/14/16
  • I have loved coming here and felt very welcomed by everyone! Thank you so much for all you do! - 03/10/17
  • Always a pleasure working with Dr. Henry and his awesome staff! - 10/07/16
  • Everyone here has been awesome. We appreciate everything you all have done. thank you! - 12/05/16
  • Very knowledgeable about the possible procedures the could be preformed! Dr. Henry is a very honest person and I appreciate that in a man more than anything. He gave me truth and not what I wanted to hear! Thanks - 04/04/17
  • Great Appoitnment - 05/11/17
  • Excellent care and service! I would highly recommend Dr Henry and his staff! - 09/14/16
  • thank you for helping me - 02/03/17
  • Excellent treatment by the physician and friendly service by the staff. Will definitely recommend to friends and family. - 09/12/16
  • 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
  • very impressed with the whole experience. - 02/28/17
  • I am feeling so much better! My hands do not fall asleep and I do not drop things anymore. Yah! Thank you so much! - 09/16/16
  • I will definitely recommend your practice to my friends and family. Thank you very much for seeing me and for the very detailed explanation! - 10/14/16
  • Thank you! - 03/08/17
  • very good at explaining how I should take care of my thumbs and always answered any question I had regarding my health issue I was very pleased with my visit and the care I got at both visits - 03/07/17
  • Great Appoitnment - 05/11/17
  • very helpful staff - 01/16/17
  • Amazing Doctor and staff. - 11/16/16
  • Thank you for the hard work and excellent care. If ever I need this type of care again I will be knocking on your door. I've already recommended your services to others. Thanks Again! - 03/07/17
  • Very pleased with the staff and Dr. Henry. Would highly recommend Dr. Henry to my family and friends in the future. Love this place!!! - 09/07/16
  • Great staff, Great Doctor, Great surgery, recovery, and follow up. Thank you for the time and attention with helping me through the entire process. I felt very comfortable and safe with the entire process. - 02/10/17
  • Fabulous I will be recommending to everyone I know that can benefit from the services provided. - 03/14/17
  • I enjoyed my visit - 11/14/16
  • Thank you to everyone here with my surgery and healing process! I really felt comfortable with everyone on the staff and feel as though I came to the best place possible for my surgery. THANK YOU!!!! - 09/09/16
  • Great center with friendly staff and very competent physician. I would definitely recommend to others. - 10/20/16
  • 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
  • Luis and all the staff have been great each time I've come in. - 09/22/16
  • Awesome staff.. - 09/26/16
  • Great staff. - 05/02/17
  • The staff was great. David was very helpful with my surgery scheduling and questions. Luis was fabulous when I needed help with changing my dressing. Joel was nice helping me with the undoing of the dressing. Great group to be a patient of. - 12/13/16
  • joel was also my assistant but everything was great - 03/07/17
  • Very professional - 03/30/17
  • only wish I would have come here before having surgery done elsewhere. - 11/30/16
  • great - 10/06/16
  • 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
  • Everyone was kind and efficient. All things were clearly explained to me and I felt confident in doing my dressings. - 03/03/17
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  • Dr. Henry did an excellent job on my grandmothers wrist. Staff is always very friendly and helpful. - 03/02/17
  • Great friendly staff - 10/28/16
  • great service nice folks glad I came to this office doctor was very cool - 03/23/17
  • I was very pleased with the entire process from first visit to last visit - 09/08/16
  • Luis was great as well. - 01/04/17
  • 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
  • Thank you so much for all your support and help! I have benefited a lot from this facility! - 10/13/16
  • Staff was very courteous and helpful. Dr. was very informative and easy to understand. - 03/27/17
  • Great work. - 02/03/17
  • Great staff and speedy process! - 04/14/17
  • I gained full confidence in Dr. Henry and his staff as I progressed through my recovery. - 03/28/17
  • I feel very confident in Dr Henry and the direction I am headed. - 03/10/17
  • thank you for all you have done! I recommend you foranyone that is having any problems via hand wrist. Amazing surgon and doctor!!! - 02/01/17
  • The Doc is awesome and his staff is on their game, the wait can be a little long but you get that when you are dealing with elite care. - 09/19/16
  • I was impressed at how fast I was able to get an appointment. The staff was very helpful and the doctor was amazing! - 12/08/16
  • Amazing services and results. Unique experience - 10/31/16
  • Everyone was great and very helpful. Our family really appreciates the medical attention my son received from his injury. Thank you so much. - 11/01/16
  • :) - 05/11/17
  • Doctor Henry was awesome! And Luis was very helpful and nice! - 03/20/17
  • great job! - 03/20/17
  • Dr. Henry and Mary in PT helped me get my dominant arm back in working order. - 04/18/17
  • Awesome as always! - 10/11/16
  • Amazing people. Luis, Joel and Teresa, and Dr. Henry... I appreciate all of you. Your staff is outstanding. - 09/14/16
  • At every interaction with your office: consultation with Dr. Henry, day of surgery, need for prescription refills, all follow-up visits, I felt comfortable, welcome, and well informed. On the day of my last visit, I am very optimistic about the function of my left hand. Thank you. - 09/07/16
  • 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
  • Dr Henry is a wonderful Dr. and I would highly recommend to others - 02/07/17
  • All the staff and Doctor Henry were great! - 05/01/17
  • Wonderful work no issues - 11/17/16
  • David, Teresa, Luis, Joel, and Karen have all worked with me. They were all outstanding and I highly recommend them all. - 11/30/16
  • Mark is great and so is Luis (I would give Luis a raise!!) - 09/27/16
  • Staff exceptional and Dr. Henry is as well. - 11/15/16
  • Love the Doctor and his staff. - 02/08/17
  • Very pleased with everyone and the procedures I have had done with Dr. Henry and his staff. - 12/28/16
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
  • Luis was very kind and helpful with all of my questions and concerns. He also assisted me with obtaining supplies for my brace and hand until I can get to therapy. - 10/21/16
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • This was only a consult, but I felt that I was leaving with enough information and a plan on the next step needing to be taken. - 09/26/16
  • Dr. Henry has the best verbal skills I have witness on a physician; and, I have been a physician myself for decades! - 12/01/16
  • I have enjoyed this facility and Dr. Henry has been more than helplful. All questions answered, as well as answers I didn't even know I had! The staff is always helpful. - 03/03/17
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • thank you, you all were very helpful - 03/03/17
  • I have enjoyed this facility and Dr. Henry has been more than helplful. All questions answered, as well as answers I didn't even know I had! The staff is always helpful. - 03/03/17










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