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what amount force or trauma does it take to fracture the radius or ulna?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
A fall: Tripping and bracing yourself with your arm outstretched when you fall is enough force to break either bone. So, not a lot depending on your age and health of bones.

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A 26-year-old male asked:

How would i know if my fracture radius and ulna are healing?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Pain and x-rays: The 2 primary indicators of fracture healing are resolution of pain and x-rays. If your pain is improving or gone then that's usually an excellent indication that the fracture is healing or healed. X-rays are used to confirm fracture healing as well.

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Last updated Jun 13, 2014

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