A 45-year-old member asked:
is there an aftermath of broken forearm?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Arthur Christiano answered
23 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 fractures can lead to motion loss. Young children can often be treated with casting and can tolerate some misalignment. Adults typically need surgery for any displacement.
Answered on Jun 9, 2013
Dr. Walker Wynkoop answered
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not usually: Fractures of the forearm treated properly usually have no lasting problems, especially in children. Even fractures that require surgery and hardware usually heal with no limiting problems. If you have a problem after treatment, report the problem to the treating doctor. If the problem persists, please seek out a second opinion from an orthopedic surgeon (or a different orthopedic surgeon).
Answered on Apr 8, 2015
Dr. Rahul Banerjee answered
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Aftermath?: In general, depending on the nature of the fracture and how it was treated, most people recover high function and have good results after a forearm fracture.
Answered on May 5, 2015
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