Executive Editor: Steve Krikler

Authors: Renato Fricker, Jesse Jupiter, Matej Kastelec

Distal forearm Extraarticular simple fracture of the ulna - Nonoperative treatment - Cast

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Glossary

Aftercare

Functional exercises

As soon as possible, the patient should be encouraged to elevate the limb and mobilize the digits, elbow and shoulder.

If necessary, functional exercises can be under the supervision of a hand therapist.

Follow up

X-rays are taken to check the reduction. Refer to your local protocol for timing of X-ray follow-up.

Cast removal

The cast (and K-wires if used) is left in place for 4-6 weeks. An x-ray will document fracture position at this time.