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I broke my ulna and radius. Will this affect my ability to use my hand?

I broke my ulna and radius. Will this affect my ability to use my hand?

It certainly may: The break (fracture) extends into a joint itself in an adult. In such cases it may be very important to restore the joint by surgery. In children it is not rare that both forearm bones are broken like a green stick snapping (we call these "greenstick" fractures); usually treated well in a cast, often including the elbow. In adults, "both bone" forearm fractures usually require surgery to fix. ...Read more

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What should I do if I broke my right hand both bones, radius and ulna, and it is not healing?

What should I do if I broke my right hand both bones, radius and ulna, and it is not healing?

See your doctor: If you feel you are not healing right, you need to see your doctor. The longer you wait, the worse the outcome. ...Read more

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Are there any long term effects on wrist or hand of surgically fixed (plates and screws) proximal fractures in both ulna and radius of same forearm?

Are there any long term effects on wrist or hand of surgically fixed (plates and screws) proximal fractures in both ulna and radius of same forearm?

Possibly: The long term effects are related more to the fracture itself, rather than the paltes and scews. In normal wrist motion the radius bone rotates around the ulna bone, so a fracture tio either bone can cause a deformity which can limit this rotation. ...Read more

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Severe intrarticular comminuated fracture of radius, ulna and avulsion stylod six months ago with shifting while in cast still pain palm near thumb?

Severe intrarticular comminuated fracture of radius, ulna and avulsion stylod six months ago with shifting while in cast still pain palm near thumb?

Palm and thumb pain: Can be due to many things, post fracture joint issues, things that have nothing to do with the actual fracture such as arthritis or tendonitis and some things that overlap , a careful followup exam and good follow up xrays may help sort this out. ...Read more

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Hi doc I broke my ulna and radius and no skin affected. I put a cast until i know if i need a surgery . Do you think i need ?

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I broke my ulna and radius and no skin affected. I put a cast until i know if i need a surgery . Do you think i need ?

Ulnar/radius: The needs for surgery really depends on whether the alignment can be re-established. So you will need to have an -xRay to check on this. At the most you may need just a closed reduction. ...Read more

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I broke my ulna and radius. My wrist is now misaligned. What can I do?

I broke my ulna and radius. My wrist is now misaligned. What can I do?

Get professioal help: Seek expert and experienced professionals for the best reduction possible and post operative care. ...Read more

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Hey doc I broke my ulna and radius in my left bone . And the doc put me a cast and i have too keep it and i want to know the chances if a surgery .

Hey doc 
I broke my ulna and radius in my left bone . And the doc put me a cast and i have too keep it and i want to know the chances if a surgery .

No need: majority of simple fractured will be healed with cast,specially if they are not displaced if the fractured badly displaced,and could not be set under anesthesia properly then open reduction and internal fixation will be needed,but you still end up in a cast anyway,so surgery does not replace cast,it is only for difficult fracture, ...Read more

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Son broke radius and ulna. Has short arm cast. He just fell when running and landed on knees then fell forward on arms. Said arm doesn't hurt. Worry?

Probably not : The absence of pain is a very good sign. It's rare to displace a forearm fracture in a child who is in a cast. Make sure to follow up with his physician for a recheck and repeat x-ray, likely within the next 1-2 weeks. ...Read more