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What is the broken arm healing time for the radius?


When someone breaks their arm, they may want to know the healing time for the radius. Radius bone injuries are quite common in those with broken arms, as this is one of the two bones that are found in the forearm. Following instructions and making sure you rest as well as going through some gentle exercises is by far the best way to speed towards a good recovery. You should make sure you don’t overdo it and do too much, too soon.

Typically, a break to this bone in the forearm will take anything from three to six months to completely heal. You may not need to wear a cast for the complete length of time, though. Most often, you will wear a cast for a few weeks and then need to regain strength in your arm by doing some exercises.


Broken arm healing time for the radius

You won’t be able to do everything you would normally do when your arm is in a cast. This is a good thing, though, because you will end up overdoing it and this could harm your recovery. Resting your arm in a raised position is very important and will help reduce the pain and swelling that are present in the early stages of recovery.

You will also be advised to gently exercise your arm and hand during the recovery process. This may be recommended even before you have the plaster removed. You should be given a set of exercises to do and you can use these to regain further strength when the plaster cast finally comes off.


What could you claim for your injury?

As we have seen, it makes sense to know the rough broken arm healing time. Radius injuries will take weeks to heal, but if you know what to expect, it is easier to cope with the day-to-day journey you will take towards recovery.

You may also reach a point when you start to wonder about compensation. Was your injury the result of an accident caused by someone else? If you think negligence was to blame for the injury, you should get advice from Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you can. Call us today on 0800 689 5659, to speak to someone for some no-obligation advice about your case.