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An arm fracture typically refers to a fracture of the bone in the upper arm, the humerus or of the bones in the forearm, the radius and/or the ulna. Fractures in the hand and wrist are usually not called "arm fractures". While many of these fractures are treated non-surgically in children, many of these fractures, particularly those in the forearm, ...Read more
Restrictions: A lot depends upon the location, degree, level of instability, effectiveness of treatment. You really need to get specific guidelines from your treating provider...But i always mention when asked that using a jackhammer and repelling down a steep mountain are probably out for most. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Refer to orthopedist: The pediatrician cannot do anything other than confirm the diagnosis (xray) and determine an etiology. Usually the newborn is referred to an orthopedist and a soft cast is placed and reassessed and readjusted frequently. Immobilizing the fractured arm should suffice to prevent the pain but the pediatrician can also prescribe tylenol for that. ...Read more
Yes!: Are you asking about your forearm? You can fracture your ulna (one of the forearm bones) by hitting directly against an edge with a lot of force. This is called a nightstick fracture. It would be very painful and you might feel movement and grinding at the fracture site. It would take a lot of force in a young person. ...Read more
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