Forearm Fracture


  • A forearm fracture is a break in the radius and ulna bones.
  • This type of injury is common and can occur as a result of a fall, direct blow.
  • TExcessive force applied to the arm can cause a forearm fracture.


  • Pain, swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the site of the injury.
  • Difficulty moving the arm or wrist.
  • In some cases, the broken bones may be visible through the skin.
  • Misalignment of broken bone, known as displaced fracture.


  • Diagnosis of a forearm fracture typically involves a physical examination.
  • X-rays or MRI scans, and an evaluation by an orthopedic specialist.
  • Immobilization with a cast or splint, physical therapy.
  • In severe cases, surgery to realign the bones.

It is important to seek prompt medical attention if you suspect you have a forearm fracture, as untreated or improperly treated fractures can lead to complications such as chronic pain, limited mobility, or the development of arthritis. In most cases, with proper care and treatment, a forearm fracture will heal over time, allowing for a return to normal activities.

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    Dr. Vijay Kumar Sohanlal
    Orthopedic surgeon
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