How would I know if my fracture radius and ulna are healing?

Pain and x-rays. The 2 primary indicators of fracture healing are resolution of pain and x-rays. If your pain is improving or gone then that's usually an excellent indication that the fracture is healing or healed. X-rays are used to confirm fracture healing as well.
X-ray, less pain. The typical way to follow a fractured forearm is by taking serial x-rays (over sequential weeks) and eventual less pain followed by greater function.
X-rays are use to. follow fracture healing, if there was a plate placed which is likley with an injury to both bones, in an adult then healing may not be overly apparent initially as the healing occurs via what is known as endosteal healing. this is good as it means the fracture is stable and clean. Splint or castn is often used until soft tissue swelling reduces EARLY motion MAY be offered but each injury different.

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Complete overriding fracture are noted in the distal thirds of right radius and ulna possible of healing even without metal plates?

See an orthopaedist. Adults do not usually do better with reduction of the injury you describe. It might heal, but you would probably lose function (muscle strength, mobility to position your hand). See an orthopaedic surgeon that cares for upper extremity (arm) trauma. Read more...
In an adult . These fractures are typically treated operatively with internal fixation . It may heal eventually without surgery but shortening of angulation and rotation can impact function negatively. Read more...

Healing period for compound fracture of radius and ulna right arm cast one week ago?

Depends but. Typically most fracture heal in about 3 months but may continue remodelling for up to a year. After three months most fractures are healed to the point where there are no restrictions. That is also true for compound fractures but it depends on their severity. Read more...

Bayonet accepted position of complete fracture radius and ulna will take how long to heal or build callus? My age is 26 is it still okay?

Not likely . While I am not seeing your x-rays to tell you a specific treatment plan for you, i can tell you that for adults with fractures of both bones in the forearm it is important for the bones to be lined up very well for them to heal properly. Even slight problems with angulation will affect your ability to turn your wrist. You should have another surgeon look at your x-rays. Read more...
Speak to your. Treating physician as bayonet position of a fracture of the radius and ulna can benefit from additional attention such as internal fixation in a 26 year old. Read more...

I have right arm cast complete fracture radius and ulna cast for a month will it be okay to change the cast?

Follow Up Medicine. I believe that most, if not all of us here, would hesitate to give you this specific advice. The answer to this question should come from the physician managing your care where you live. Read more...
Update x-ray, Yes. Changing casts monthly is typically routine. Also typical is to obtain regular x-rays to chart the healing process. When in doubt, x-ray before cast removal. Read more...

How soon I can start my arm rehab, after cast has been removed from fractured radius and ulna?

Ask your orthopedic . Tour orthopedic doctor is the best person to answer this question for you since he knows your history and knows the severity of the fracture. Read more...
When Fractured Heals. Radius fractures usually heal in about 6 weeks. If your fracture is healed you can start therapy as soon as the cast as removed. Read more...
Typically as soon. as the cast comes off rehab begins and even before range of motion of fingers, elbow if free and even forearm rotation. therapy is not static, it changes as one progresses, alters depending upon what is needed AND you don't just get therapy when there, one needs to do exercises all the time at home to do well. Speak to your doctor and therapist, don't delay too long. Read more...
Depends. Depends. Is it fully healed? I would check with your doctor, but at least in theory, once things are healed you should be good to go. Check with your doctor first. Read more...

Are xray always realiable than the physical feeling on the broken bones? Eg. Radius and ulna better on manipulation but different on xray

Kinda sorta. Talk to your orthopedic surgeon about your concerns. We use xrays to confirm proper lineup of bones as well as healing (look for callus formation). We're here to treat you so it's possible that your bones slip out of position from manipulation to xray. Bottom line: talk to your bone doc. Read more...
Usually. Typically, x-rays are more accurate than physical exam for diagnosing fractures. There is a <3% chance that the x-ray doesn't depict the fracture, though. Read more...
Usually. It is easy to miss a non-displaced fracture on physical exam. X-rays are more accurate. However putting exam and x-ray together gives the best chance of making an accurate diagnosis. Read more...

Complete overriding fracture distal thirds of radius and ulna, bayonet apposition heals? How long?

Weeks. Bone healing is a process that takes weeks ... The bones need to be stable for this to take place. Read more...
Needs surgery. If the pt you are describing is you (26 years old) then the answer is it would most certainly be best to have this fracture fixed surgically after which it would take about 3 months for it to heal reasonably well but 2 years for it to fully remodel also check you vit d level and try to get it up to >50 ng/ml for optimal healing. Read more...
Fracture. The fracture may heal in this current position in 6-8 weeks but you will be left with deformity , shortening & stiffness. The best treatment is that it should be reduced & splinted or put in cast. Read more...

What should I do if I have a compound fracture on my radius and ulna left forearm?

Surgery. The standard treatment for a both bone forearm fracture (radius and ulna bones) in an adult is surgery called an open reduction with internal fixation. Usually metal plates and screws are used to fix these broken bones. Usually this is an outpatient (same day) surgery. Read more...
Compound fracture. means "open fracture" when the bone protrudes out of the skin as result of the injury. These need to be washed out well, and reduced and cared for. Minor grade 1 injuries are managed like a closed injury and to is fracture specific. higher grade injury with larger soft tissue injury may require re debridement and delayed fixation. What to do?, run, don't walk to the hospital or call 911. Read more...
Be seen. Would certainly need to be seen and treated. The term "compound" usually refers to an open fracture in which the skin around the fracture has been violated. Surgery is usually required and the healing is sometimes longer than a similar fracture that is "closed". Discuss the specifics of your case with your doctor. Read more...

What should I do to speed up the recovery for a compound fracture to radius and ulna left forearm?

Cmpound? or open? Compound is no longer in use in orthopedics. In the past it could mean many peices or protryding thru the skin. Now use only open/closed or simple or comminuted to avoid confusion. Assuming you mean open, thru the skin, you should have had surgery, plating and thuough cleaning of the bone a tissue. Main danger is infection, if none it will heal in 8-10 week with plates gentle use starts earlier. Read more...