Radius, impairment of

Nonunion in lower half, with false movement:

Radius, impairment of

Radius impairment refers to the loss or reduction of function of the radius bone, which is one of the two bones in the forearm that extends from the elbow to the wrist. It can result from various causes, including injuries, medical conditions, or congenital abnormalities. 

Types of procedures 

Types of procedures involved:

  • Casting or splinting: a non-surgical treatment that immobilizes the affected area to allow the bone to heal.
  • Surgery: may involve inserting metal plates, screws, or wires to hold the broken bone in place.
  • Physical therapy: exercises to improve strength and mobility of the wrist and hand.


  • Fractures: a broken or cracked radius bone due to trauma or injury.
  • Arthritis: inflammation and damage to the joint that connects the radius bone to the wrist.
  • Osteoporosis: a medical condition that causes bone loss, which can weaken the radius bone and increase the risk of fractures.
  • Congenital abnormalities: conditions that affect the development and formation of the radius bone.


  • Pain and tenderness in the forearm, wrist, or hand.
  • Swelling and stiffness of the affected area.
  • Difficulty moving the wrist or hand.
  • Deformity of the arm or hand.


  • Physical examination: to assess the extent of the injury and the condition of the forearm, wrist, and hand.
  • Imaging tests, such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI, to evaluate the extent of the damage to the radius bone and surrounding tissues.
  • Blood tests to rule out underlying medical conditions that may have caused the impairment.

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