Forearm fractures


Fractures to the forearm can be produced by high-energy trauma or low energy falls. Forearm fractures are more frequent in males. The main causes are:

Fall on a hard surface with outstretched arm

Motor vehicle accidents

Direct blow to the forearm (nightstick, baseball bat)

Forceful twisting of the forearm pushing the elbow beyond its normal range of movement caused by automobile and motorbike accidents

Machinery accidents

Cancer metastases to the bones (pathological fracture)

Gun shot