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forearm fracture signs

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aron Rovner
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: It is usually very painful and tender to touch, with bruising. Limited mobility of the elbow and wrist, and grip. Sometimes the forearm will be missha ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: Pain, especially with motion; swelling; and possibly a deformity. If there is any question, do not hesitate to be seen for an exam and X-ray.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain and deformity: Forearm fractures are very painful, and they will be some deformity with them in the forearm.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain, deformity: Pain is the most common sign after the fracture, swelling and deformities in the arm.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
To be certain, x-ray: Pain, swelling, lack of motion, and/ or tenderness to touch following an injury could indicate fracture, but deformity is a sure sign if the area is a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Pain: Pain, deformity and loss of function, swelling, bruising.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Elbow fat pad : In certain injuries to the elbow , one incurs bruising of the bone . When that occurs it displaces some of the joint fluid and in addition to some ext ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Christiano
24 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: It depends on the age group. The forearm bones rotate around each other so alignment with forearm fracture is very important. Poorly aligned fracture ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most require ORIF: If the fractures are in the mid- shaft( mid forearm) this will require surgery( generally plating of both bones). If the fractures occurred near the w ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Variies: Some fractures in toddlers are little more than a dent in the bone, like a dent in a can.It is stable and is often just places in a soft splint. Other ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, possibly order some tests, and see what's going on.

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