Dr. Steven S. Louis is an integral part of the Hinsdale Orthopaedics team since 1997. Dr. Louis’ exceptional surgical skills are complemented by a personable style and dedication to the highest quality patient outcomes and satisfaction. He is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and is fellowship trained in the area of trauma.
Forearm Fractures Specialist In The Greater Chicagoland Area
Dr. Steven Louis treats orthopaedic trauma injuries in the Emergency Room and at his office in Hinsdale, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Dr. Louis of Hinsdale Orthopaedics is a specially-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in innovative treatment options for orthopaedic trauma injuries. Each of his patients receives a unique treatment plan matching their lifestyle goals. Also commonly referred to as breaks, these injuries can range from a single broken bone due to a fall or complicated multiple fractures sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Dr. Louis is trained in treating all types of fractures with a unique specialty in treating injuries to the pelvis and the long bones of the body.
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FAQs on Forearm Fractures
What Is A Forearm Fracture?
Forearm fractures are a break in both of the bones, the radius and ulna, which make up the forearm. The most common causes for this fracture are sports injuries and falls in which there is a direct blow to the forearm or a twist of the arm beyond its typical range of motion. Symptoms of this fracture include pain, swelling, tenderness, and deformity in the arm, hand, and wrist.
What Are The Symptoms of A Forearm Fracture?
A forearm fracture is caused in both children and adults and typically causes pain, tenderness, bruising, swelling and some deformity of the arm. This injury may also cause numbness or weakness in the fingers or wrist areas.
What Are The Treatment Options For Forearm Fractures?
A forearm fracture almost always requires surgery to fix the two broken bones. Without surgery, the forearm is unstable and there is no way to cast this injury to heal correctly. In surgical treatment, Dr. Louis approaches each bone separately by making two incisions in the forearm to apply a metal plate and screws on both the radius and ulna bones.