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Medicine For 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
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 more
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
Technically 1 year: One if you have a fracture you need to get a 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 more
I think I fractured my forearm a week ago will it heal on its 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
Pain: It is usually very painful and tender to touch, with bruising. Limited mobility of the elbow and wrist, and grip. Sometimes the forearm will be misshapen. It is important to get an x-ray. ...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 a 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 ›
Followup: You certainly would want to be followed up to make sure everything that needs to be done is done to ensure a good outcome. ...Read more
I have a tender point just below my wrist bone on my forearm bone. Could I have fractured or broken something?
You may have. : If there was trauma to the area, if it's been hurting for more than a week, or if it's affecting your activities of daily living, it's time to see a doctor and get an x-ray to rule out a fracture. ...Read more
X-ray : If u have sustained a forearm fracture most times you will know it w/ deformity, crepitus (crunching sound), and pain. Occassionally non- displaced fx. S'(esp. The ulna) can result from a blow(nightstick) and cause pain only. Ap/ and lateral x-rays will detect the fracture. Mri scans(which are not needed) but occ. Obtained by non- orthopedists may show a contusion or bone 'bruise'. Gl! ...Read more
I fractured my wrist about 7 yrs ago and from time to time I have pain in wrist and forearm. Could this due to the fracture?
See below: There are several various factors that are involved here. It depends upon how your wrist fracture or forearm fracture if it involved the joint surface, if the bones were out of alignment. You could be experiencing now post-traumatic arthritis tendons sis from overuse . A repeat physical examination and diagnostic radiologic evaluation would be helpful. Go back to your previous orthopedic surgeon or seek another orthopedic surgeon good luck thank you. ...Read more
Depends: A compound fracture is a serious fracture. Depending on the amount of trauma to other surrounding tissues, any complications and other such issues, the aching could be for several days to several weeks. Pain is different for each person and each fracture. If concern, see your doctor and get re-evaluated. ...Read more
About 6 weeks: If no complication about 6 to 8 weeks. ...Read more
See below: 4 to 6 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
X-ray: This is usually something that can be determined in a physician's office with an x-ray. ...Read more