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Forearm Fractures In Children
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Technically 1 year: One if you have a fracture you need to get an xray. 85% of swelling will be better by 8 weeks. The 15% occurs over the year and after a facture that elbow may be slightly more swollen permanently. Read more
I think I fractured my forearm but I can't tell. Also hurts to move my fingers. Help please. Is it fractured?
Worth an Xray:
"a picture is worth a thousand words"
forearm pain with finger motion could be a fracture of the forearm, but also could indicate a muscle injury
regardless, for your proper treatment and peace of mind, it is worth the xray. Read more
My left forearm is in pain that hurts bad. I felt around on my arm and just thinking maybe I fractured it? Also hurts to move it around
Of course it is: Impossible to diagnose you over the internet for a physical complaint. This could be serious. You need to be evaluated by a health care provider who will obtain a thorough history and physical examination as well as potentially x-ray evaluation. Go now, don't delay before you develop permanent disability. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I fractured my forearm a week ago will it heal on it's own? I fell about a week ago and now my forearm is in serious pain I can not put pressure on it or even open a jar, do I need to see a doctor, if so what will they do?
Don't: Don't recommend leaving a possible fracture of the forearm unattended. It needs to be determined if there is any neurovascular compromise. Additionally, depending on the site of a fracture need to determine that there is proper bony alignment for healing. Also need to check for tendon or ligament damage. The doctor would like take a medical history, physically examine the extremity and take an x -ray. Depending on findings there could be a splint, soft cast or cast. Read more
X-ray and medical: Evaluation are the way to rule out a fracture and to obtain proper treatment. Take care. Read more
About 6 weeks: Bone healing takes about 6-8 weeks for 70% healing. Full healing can take 3 months or longer. An orthopedist should be monitoring it until full healing to avoid problems such as mal union or non union. Read more
X-ray: A fracture is usually quite painful initially. But, the only way to determine if you have a fracture is through a medical evaluation with an x-ray. Read more
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
Forearm is very sensitive. My forearm (only on the ulnar side) is bruised and swollen. Is it fractured?
Ulna: There is a possibility that it is fractured. Get an xray if you have a concern Read more
I am very sensitive, swelled and bruised and my forearm (only on the ulnar side) is bruised and swollen. Is it fractured?
An xray: Would tell. Was it injured? How?Get a more detailed answer ›
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