Forearm Fractures

By Andrew Heideman PT/ATC

Fractures to the Forearm

Often, fractures to the forearm are lumped together with wrist or elbow fractures.  The forearm is the area of your arm between the elbow and wrist.  Fractures can occur to either the radius or the ulna bones.  Quite often, the two bones of the forearm have broken bones at the same time.  This usually occurs from a rotational force on the arm or from a fall.  Sometimes these arm fractures need surgery to stabilize the fracture.

Fractured Forearm on X-ray

x-ray film of a fracture to the forearm

The image above is a classic forearm fracture where the radius and the ulna both have fractures.  Due to the displacement on the bones in this image, this would need a surgical repair   Therefore, to read more about forearm fractures, please go to this Fracture Article on the Wrist.

If you think you have fracture, please give us a call to schedule an appointment.  JOI has several orthopedic physicians who specialize in the treatment of the forearm.  Finally, our phone number is 904-JOI-2000, or schedule online or follow the link below.

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