Forearm Fracture

The upper extremity is involved in approximately one half of all fractures seen in adults and children. Most upper extremity injuries, whether sports related or not, typically occur after direct trauma or a fall on an outstretched hand (FOOSH). Forearm fractures most commonly occur in children, accounting for 10% to 45% of all pediatric fractures. Treatment options vary depending on the patient's age, type of fracture, degree of displacement or instability, and level of sports participation. Younger patients have a greater potential for ...

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