Forearm Injuries

Fracture of shafts of radius and ulna
Undisplaced - Long arm POP. Check x-ray in POP. Refer to Ortho On-call.
Displaced-Seek senior advice. Refer Ortho On-call

Isolated fracture of midshaft of either radius or ulna
(NB exclude dislocation of proximal or distal radio-ulnar joint)
Undisplaced- Long arm POP, check x-ray, Broad arm sling. Refer VFC.
Displaced - Refer Ortho On-call.

Fracture shaft of one bone with dislocation proximal or distal radio-ulnar joint
(Monteggia and Galeazzi Fractures) - Assess neurovascular status. Refer Ortho On-call