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Arm Injuries and Disorders

Broken Arms Among Boomers Likely to Rise

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By Andrew M. Seaman

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Broken arms send several hundred thousand Americans to emergency rooms each year, and a new study suggests that number could rise by nearly a third by 2030, when the youngest baby boomers will have just turned 65.

Researchers looked at data on 28 million ER visits across the U.S. in 2008 and found 370,000 cases of fractures in the humerus bone of the upper arm. Kids between the ages of 5 and 9 accounted for the highest overall number of humerus...

By Andrew M. Seaman

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Broken arms send several hundred thousand Americans to emergency rooms each year, and a new study suggests that number could rise by nearly a third by 2030, when the youngest baby boomers will...

Adult Forearm Fractures

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Copyright 2011 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Adult Forearm Fractures

Your forearm is made up of two bones, the radius and ulna. In most cases of adult forearm fractures, both bones are broken.

Fractures of the forearm can occur near the wrist at the farthest (distal) end of the bone, in the middle of the forearm, or near the elbow at the top (proximal) end of the bone. This article focuses on fractures that occur in the middle segments of the radius and ulna. Fractures that...