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What is the easiest bone to break in your arm? how is it usually broken? what is the main reason for a broken arm?

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Dr. Frank Holmes answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Radius: The end of the radius in the forearm is the most common arm fracture. A fall on an outstretched hand is the common mechanism of injury. The force of the fall is more than what the bone can withstand, leading to a fracture. If I can be of further help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes

Answered 8/23/2016

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