When an adult breaks their forearm, it is usually both the radius and the ulna that are snapped due to the force. However, if only one bone is broken, it tends to be the ulna. This is because it is located on the outside of the arm, meaning if the arm is injured during activities such as self-defence, it is the outside of the arm that takes the pressure and becomes damaged. An obvious deformity will be visible even if only an ulnar fracture has occurred as both bones rely on each other for support.
Wrist supports for fractured ulnae are a key part of the recovery and healing process. For the bone to knit back together, it must be successfully immobilised and the bones held in one place while this healing takes place. A wrist support for a fractured ulna provides the same level of support and stability as a traditional cast but is lightweight and more practical to be worn everyday. Wrist supports for fractured ulnae provide gentle compression to help control the swelling and minimise pain as well as keeping the arm and wrist still.
There are a range of wrist supports for a fractured ulna here at Health and Care, ensuring you can find the right type to suit your needs. If you require any additional information or wish to know more about the wrist supports for fractured ulnae available, please contact our support team on 020 7720 2266 and they will be happy to assist you further.