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Dr. Robert Dunbar
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Forearm Fractures (Overview)

-R of the radius or ulna, as there R only 2 bones that comprise the forearm. The types of Fx R multiple however.


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What are the treatments for forearm fractures?

What are the treatments for forearm fractures?

Many: A lot depends on age, location, displacement, open or closed, comminuted or simple. Ur orthopedic surgeon will decide on how 2 treat ; many times this changes as the fracture is followed. Any loss of position may change the treatment plan . So anywhere from casting to reduction ; casting 2 surgical fixation, either external fix . Internal fix. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Dunbar
37 doctors shared insights

Forearm Fractures (Overview)

-R of the radius or ulna, as there R only 2 bones that comprise the forearm. The types of Fx R multiple however.


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Treatment options for forearm fracture?

Treatment options for forearm fracture?

Depends: If the fracture is severe enough it may need surgery which includes inserting a plate and screws. If surgery is not necessary, a cast is applied for 4-6 weeks until the fracture is healed and stable. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Tip)

Recovering from a Broken Bone

Do not move the person unless the broken bone is stable. Control the bleeding. ...See more

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Treating a Spinal Fracture (Checklist)

Rest
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Use NSAIDs to decrease inflammation
Daily
Use pain medications on an as-needed basis
Daily
Consider MRI to evaluate fracture
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What is the definition or description of: Forearm fractures?

What is the definition or description of: Forearm fractures?

These R Fx that-: -R of the radius or ulna, as there R only 2 bones that comprise the forearm. The types of Fx R multiple however. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for forearm fractures?

Many: A lot depends on age, location, displacement, open or closed, comminuted or simple. Ur orthopedic surgeon will decide on how 2 treat ; many times this changes as the fracture is followed. Any loss of position may change the treatment plan . So anywhere from casting to reduction ; casting 2 surgical fixation, either external fix . Internal fix. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Tip)

Recovering from a Broken Bone

Painful broken bones. Corrected with surgery. Keep weight off to heal. ...See more

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What painkillers are good for forearm fractures?

NSAIDs: After rest (immobilization), ice, compression (by cast/splint), and elevation, the next best treatment is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like ibuprofen. This class of medication helps with swelling and pain. Although narcotics can help with break through pain, they do not assist with swelling which is the typical cause of pain, and of course, addictive with prolonged use or abuse. ...Read more

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Forearm fracture in small child, what to do?

Forearm fracture in small child, what to do?

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. Others might require quite an elaborate cast. It all varies with the type and location of the injury. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Tip)

Recovering from a Broken Bone

Don't forget to, elevate, immobilize the fractured area, and ice often during the first week. ...See more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more