Forearm Injuries

Fracture of shafts of radius and ulna
Undisplaced - Long arm POP. Check x-ray in POP. Broad arm sling. Refer to next Fracture Clinic
Displaced-Seek senior advice
Refer orthopaedics

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.Fracture clinic
Displaced - Refer orthopaedics

Fracture shaft of one bone with dislocation proximal or distal radio-ulnar joint
(Monteggia and Galeazzi Fractures) - Assess neurovascularly. Refer orthopaedics