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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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  • Thank you for repairing my injury and being kind in the process. - 01/10/18
  • I couldn't be more pleased with the level of service I received while in Dr. Henry's care. The level of detail in which my injury was explained and resolved, and the level of competency that was displayed throughout the healing was truly outstanding. - 01/30/18
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  • Very nice staff and surgeon. Thumb looks good now after surgery, hopefully thumb continues to heal and stays healed. Thank you - 01/30/18
  • Dr. Henry and his staff are amazing! I was able to get an urgent new patient appointment immediately with surgery that same afternoon. Dr. Henry does an excellent and thorough job explaining my injury and the healing process. Very impressed with his plan of early mobility and physical therapy, which helped restore my function back to normal within 8 weeks of surgery. I would 100% recommend Dr. Henry and his staff! Very pleased and grateful for his help. - 03/23/18
  • Great doctor and good staff - 10/10/18
  • With the severity of my injury I am amazed at how functional my wrist is with the amazing team work shown at the office. From the very start the service and care have been outstanding!! I can't thank everyone enough! - 02/23/18
  • David, Luis and the staff were so helpful and answered all my questions. Highly recommend the facility for any hand surgeries. - 09/27/18
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  • very confortable,Dr. Henrry very professional and very friendly staff - 12/05/17
  • Visit was pleasant and went smoothly. No complaints. Outstanding service. - 09/14/18
  • MD was very thorough and spent a good amount of time with the patient (me). MD had good bedside manners which you do not see from a lot of doctors nowadays. He also made sure everything was understood and that I was given a chance to ask questions or address any concerns I had. Everyone was courteous and professional. Thank you for making mu visit a pleasant one. - 05/02/18
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  • no complaints hand is coming along very well - 11/06/17
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  • I appreciated everyone being friendly and professional and quick and competent at what they do. Dr Henry is straightforward and clear with no extra b/s and I was quite pleased with that. - 09/20/18
  • Dr. Henry was able to salvage my hand to make it usable again. I have already sent my Father here and he no longer has any pain in his wrist. - 11/13/17
  • Dr. Henry was very informative about the treatment and staff was pleasant. - 01/11/18
  • 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
  • Awesome facility. Fast results. Thoroughly explained causes of pain, diagnosis and treatment. Staff wonderful. Facility is amazing - 10/10/18
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  • Very happy I came here for the surgery, etc. - 06/09/17
  • everyone was very helpful. - 10/02/18
  • I was so impressed that Dr. Henry took so much time with me, explaining the whole process of my injury, what should have happened, and what we can do going forward. Thank you! - 09/28/18
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  • Dr. Henry was great, explained my situation and options to me very well and recommended the best option for me. I appreciated his understanding of my situation and feelings, and offering the best solution for me, very much - 12/14/18
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  • Great experience on every visit. Doctor Henry's work is fantastic and his explanations are thorough. I recommend him highly whenever the opportunity presents. - 09/26/18
  • Dr. Henry and his staff are phenomenal. Dr. Henry has a gift for not only treating health issues extremely effectively, but he is extremely thorough and very efficient at communication and explaining everything he is doing and all of clearly outlining your options for future procedures. - 05/11/18
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  • best place for treatment of hand and wrist problems. Dr. Henry was recommended to me by a friend who is a medical care professional. - 10/06/17
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  • Great Doctor and staff. Luis is a wonderful asset to the staff - 12/18/17
  • 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
  • The staff and the Dr. are very helpful and understanding .I have not yet seen a better staff like this office . I will recommend any one here . - 11/06/17
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  • dr henry does an excellent job of explaining the problem and solution, seems extremely competent - 02/07/18
  • The staff is nice and everyone is up on the treatment. I feel confident that I am getting the best care and am glad I came here. - 10/30/17
  • the whole group was very good, I had an excellent experience. - 11/09/17
  • Thank you all very much, Everyone was kind and helpful. Dr. Henry did excellent in always explaining the process of the care as well as the injury itself. - 12/14/18
  • 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
  • This was the best choice I have ever made to have my hard repaired. Doctor Henry and his staff did an outstanding job of giving me the use of my hand back! - 12/12/18










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