A to Z: Fracture, Radiusenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgA fractured radius is a broken bone in the lower arm. It is a common injury that usually heals quickly.fracture, radius, bone, bone, broken, arm, lower arm, cast, distal, broken arm, arm fracture, fractured arm, CD1Emergency Department, CD1Orthopedics, CD1Sports Medicine03/27/201303/21/201909/02/2019510bb61a-4b84-4e5b-af7c-ec766d640132https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-fracture-radius.html/<p><em>May also be called: Broken Arm</em></p> <p>A fractured radius is a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/b-bone.html/">broken bone</a> in the lower arm. It is a common injury in kids and teens&nbsp;that usually heals quickly.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>The radius is the bone on the thumb side between the elbow and wrist. Someone may fracture the distal (lower part) of the radius when holding&nbsp;out an arm to try to stop a fall.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Most of these fractures only require wearing a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/casts.html/">cast</a> on the lower arm, although some breaks will need&nbsp;a long cast (above the elbow). Healing time varies, but a cast usually is worn for 4&ndash;6 weeks.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Bones, Muscles, and JointsWithout bones, muscles, and joints, we couldn't stand, walk, run, or even sit. The musculoskeletal system supports our bodies, protects our organs from injury, and enables movement.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/53199934-b6d8-4854-8362-8b1dfc45c3f6
Broken BonesWhat happens when you break a bone?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/broken-bones.html/fe9a644f-2c79-45eb-a47c-144055624af7
CastsSome injuries will heal best if a cast is used. Find out how they work and how to take care of them in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/casts.html/06797b29-b2dc-4069-acb0-7f1ba6981cfb
First Aid: Broken BonesA broken bone needs emergency medical care. Here's what to do if you think your child just broke a bone.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/broken-bones-sheet.html/421bf2cd-ba6b-4220-a1bb-a52eddb36fc5
Getting an X-ray (Video)You'll get an X-ray if your doctor thinks you might have a broken bone. Find out how X-rays are done in this video for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/video-xray.html/2eab3ac0-5920-4bee-8d0d-a8f818fe6301
X-Ray Exam: ForearmA forearm X-ray can help find the causes of pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity. It can detect broken bones, and after a broken bone has been set, help determine whether it has healed properly.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-forearm.html/3f91e95a-f371-4784-a41f-4ff7e87b91d2
Your BonesWhere would you be without your bones? Learn more about the skeletal system in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/bones.html/ba77b482-c6eb-47da-90a4-3cb148f38f4d
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