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What should I wear on a previously broken forearm while playing basketball?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nothing required

No bracing is required for appropriately healed forearm fractures.
Sometimes prominent hardware from a surgical repair may warrant a need for a brace or padding to prevent irritation to the area.

In brief: Nothing required

No bracing is required for appropriately healed forearm fractures.
Sometimes prominent hardware from a surgical repair may warrant a need for a brace or padding to prevent irritation to the area.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: If healed, nothing.

Typically, a broken bone that has healed completely as determined by both clinical exam and x-rays does not require protective bracing or padding upon returning to most activities.

In brief: If healed, nothing.

Typically, a broken bone that has healed completely as determined by both clinical exam and x-rays does not require protective bracing or padding upon returning to most activities.
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Dr. Tandy Freeman
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Dr. Pam Yoder
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