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What is a Forearm Fracture?

A Forearm Fracture occurs when trauma or overuse of the bone create a hairline or more severe fracture. Any bone in the arm can be affected by a fracture, but most commonly this occurs in the large bones of the forearm.

Whether your son or daughter has experienced a fracture from a playground spill, or you have experienced an athletic accident or other trauma, it is advised that you seek care from a Board Certified Specialist and Therapist.

What causes a Forearm Fracture?

Many of us have had arm fractures or other broken bones at some point in our lives. These types of arm injuries are common among children who are still growing, athletes who participate in recreational or competitive sports, and older adults who – as a result of time and age – have slightly more brittle bones.

Forearm Fractures can happen to any of us due to a variety of traumas. The most common causes for these fractures are: falling onto an outstretched hand or elbow, suffering a direct hit during athletic events, or vehicular accidents.

What are the symptoms?

Some of the symptoms you may experiences if affected by a Forearm Fracture are:

  • Bruising around affected area
  • Hard to move
  • Numb sensation around affected area
  • Tingling in fingertips
  • Pain
  • Swelling of the arm

*Be advised: If a cut or puncture of the skin is associated with an arm fracture, call an HMA Specialist immediately at (614) 262-4263 (HAND).

How could Hand and Microsurgery Associates help me?

Depending on the severity of the injury, an HMA Specialist may splint your arm to help the healing process. Other methods of treatment may include setting the bone back into place in a closed reduction, using a cast to straighten the bone, or inserting pins into the bone for stabilization.

Physical Therapy is often a crucial part of rehabilitation for this injury.

To ensure proper healing, please seek the help of a specialist in regards to fractures of the arm.

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