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Arm Fracture in Children

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

What is an arm fracture?

An arm fracture is a crack or break in one or more of the bones in your child's arm.

Child Arm Bones

What are the different types of arm fractures?

What are the signs and symptoms of an arm fracture?

How is an arm fracture diagnosed?

Your child's healthcare provider will ask about the injury and examine your child. An x-ray may show the type of fracture your child has. He or she may need more than one x-ray, or another x-ray after several days have passed.

How is an arm fracture treated?

Treatment will depend on what kind of fracture your child has, and how bad it is. He or she may need any of the following:

How can I manage my child's symptoms?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my child's doctor?

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