Forearm fracture

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A broken forearm requires six to eight weeks in a cast to heal. Read about follow-up appointments and care for your child's arm after the cast has been removed.

Key points

  • Your child needs a cast to heal a fractured or broken forearm. The cast may have to stay on for six to eight weeks.
  • Your child should come to a follow-up clinic about one week and two weeks after the cast was put on.
  • Your child will need to avoid high-impact activities after the cast is taken off.
Last updated: November 6th 2009