Forearm shaft fractures (single or paired) are often displaced by contraction of arm muscles; sometimes associated with concurrent dislocations:
Distal radius fractu...
Pain, edema, erythema
Associated events and concurrent injuries
Past history of bone disease or old fractures
History of repetitive stress of forearm movement
All suspected forearm fractures should be elevated, splinted, and immobilized, including elbow and wrist joints.
All open fractures should be wrapped with sterile dressing before ...
Fractures with compartment syndrome or neurovascular compromise
Fractures needing immediate operative management or general anesthesia for reduction
Missed 2nd fracture
Missed concurrent dislocation or subluxation
Impending compartment syndrome
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Handoll HH, Pearce P. Interventions for isolated diaphyseal fractures of t...
813.23 Closed fracture of shaft of radius with ulna
813.44 Closed fracture of lower end of radius with ulna
813.80 Closed fracture of unspecified part of forearm
813.42 Other closed fractures o...
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