How long will a compound fracture of the right forearm ache for?

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.
6-8 weeks. Classic teaching is that fractures heal in 6-8 weeks. However, muscle aches, weakness make take months to complete rehabilitate and resolve.

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