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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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  • 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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