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Forearm Fracture

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What Is A Forearm Fracture?

A forearm fracture is a broken bone in the forearm, specifically in the radius or ulna. It can result from trauma or accidents like falls or sports injuries. Symptoms include severe pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, and difficulty moving the forearm. Medical attention should be sought promptly.

The diagnosis involves physical examination and imaging tests like X-rays. Treatment options depend on the severity and type of fracture but may include immobilization with a cast or splint, manual realignment (closed reduction), or surgery for complex fractures. Surgical interventions may involve the use of metal plates, screws, or rods to stabilize the bones.

After treatment, the recovery period involves immobilization and physical therapy to restore strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the forearm. The length of time for healing varies but generally takes several weeks to a few months. It is essential to follow healthcare professionals’ instructions regarding immobilization, rehabilitation exercises, and activity restrictions. With appropriate treatment and rehabilitation, most people can regain the full function of their forearm after a fracture.


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