DAVE WATTS, MD
Too much pressure on the forearm can crack or break it. Sometimes, the bone does not break but cracks, also called hairline crack or fracture.
Symptoms of Forearm Fracture
Limited mobility of the forearm
The out of place or misshapen of the forearm.
Bruising or swelling around the forearm area.
Intense pain in the forearm.
The most common treatment recommend for forearm fracture is the use of splint or cast.
In a few cases, surgery can become mandatory to implant fixation devices like rods, plates, or screws. Usually surgery is recommended when the bones are not lined up. Some other conditions in which surgery can be become necessary for fixing forearm fractures include multiple fractures, damaged ligaments, fracture extending into the joint or loose bone fragments.