Broken Arm: Definition
A forearm fracture is a break in one or both bones of the forearm.
The forearm consists of two bones:
- Radius—the smaller of the two bones, runs along the thumb side of your arm
- Ulna—the larger of the two bones, runs along the little finger side of your arm
Forearm Fracture with Swelling
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Last reviewedAugust 2014by Michael Woods, MD
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