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Is there an aftermath of broken forearm?

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Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Aftermath?

In general, depending on the nature of the fracture and how it was treated, most people recover high function and have good results after a forearm fracture.

In brief: Aftermath?

In general, depending on the nature of the fracture and how it was treated, most people recover high function and have good results after a forearm fracture.
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Not usually

Fractures of the forearm treated properly usually have no lasting problems, especially in children.
Even fractures that require surgery and hardware usually heal with no limiting problems. If you have a problem after treatment, report the problem to the treating doctor. If the problem persists, please seek out a second opinion from an orthopedic surgeon (or a different orthopedic surgeon).

In brief: Not usually

Fractures of the forearm treated properly usually have no lasting problems, especially in children.
Even fractures that require surgery and hardware usually heal with no limiting problems. If you have a problem after treatment, report the problem to the treating doctor. If the problem persists, please seek out a second opinion from an orthopedic surgeon (or a different orthopedic surgeon).
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Dr. Arthur Christiano
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Depends

It depends on the age group.
The forearm bones rotate around each other so alignment with forearm fracture is very important. Poorly aligned fractures can lead to motion loss. Young children can often be treated with casting and can tolerate some misalignment. Adults typically need surgery for any displacement.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the age group.
The forearm bones rotate around each other so alignment with forearm fracture is very important. Poorly aligned fractures can lead to motion loss. Young children can often be treated with casting and can tolerate some misalignment. Adults typically need surgery for any displacement.
Dr. Arthur Christiano
Dr. Arthur Christiano
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Potentially

Poor outcomes from forearm fractures can include pain, stiffness, and residual deformity.
In a good outcome, patients can have no abnormalities what so ever.

In brief: Potentially

Poor outcomes from forearm fractures can include pain, stiffness, and residual deformity.
In a good outcome, patients can have no abnormalities what so ever.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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