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Dr. Robert Dunbar
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Forearm Fractures (Overview)

Described as the fracturing or breaking of either one or both of the bones in the lower arm or forearm. These bones are known as the radius and ulna.


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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
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Forearm Fractures (Overview)

Described as the fracturing or breaking of either one or both of the bones in the lower arm or forearm. These bones are known as the radius and ulna.


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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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Forearm fractures (Tip)

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?

Radius and ulna.: Described as the fracturing or breaking of either one or both of the bones in the lower arm or forearm. These bones are known as the radius and ulna. ...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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Dr. Don Millner Dr. Millner
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Forearm fractures (Tip)

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

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What painkillers are good for forearm fractures?

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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Forearm fractures (Tip)

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

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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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Can there be any cosmetic surgery for healed forearm fracture?

Can there be any cosmetic surgery for healed forearm fracture?

Scar?: If you mean for the scar, then yes. A plastic surgeon can revise your scar, sometimes if it isn't too bad, laser or steroid injections will improve it. ...Read more

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Forearm fractures (Tip)

Do all exercises prescribed by your surgeon and/or physical therapist for the time they recommend. ...See more

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Symptoms of sprained wrist compared to some sort of forearm fracture?

Symptoms of sprained wrist compared to some sort of forearm fracture?

Symptoms: See where it is the most tender. If over bone could be fracture of tha distal radius or ulna. If over the wrist joint specifically more likely a sprain but wrist bone can fracture. Get an x-ray to be sure. ...Read more

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Forearm fractures (Tip)

Don't put too much weight on it for the first month. Let it heal first. ...See more

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Can someone tell me how long will my 9 yr old sons forearm greenstick fracture take to heal after cast is on?

Can someone tell me how long will my 9 yr old sons forearm greenstick fracture take to heal after cast is on?

4-6 weeks total time: Healing of such a common pediatric fracture is expected by 4-6 weeks. Healing is confirmed once there is no further pain over the fracture site. ...Read more

Dr. Don Millner Dr. Millner
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Forearm fractures (Tip)

Do take great care. Avoid placing stresses or weight on the break until fully healed. ...See more

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Where does a fractured forearm get examined? At the X-ray place or the orthopedic clinic?

Where does a fractured forearm get examined? At the X-ray place or the orthopedic clinic?

Orthopaedic clinic: A clinical examination by a physician should be the first step. In that way the most appropriate x-ray can be ordered (if necessary) and then interpreted. Treatment depends on the clinical exam and the x-ray. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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