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Forearm Break - Long Term Effects?
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Forearm Break - Long Term Effects?

Two years ago I broke my left forearm down the middle playing football.  Both bones broke and they needed to put 2 steel plates in and I've got these two scars running down my arm now.  

I haven't done much since then but more recently I've started to get back into football shape and am starting to think about playing again.  Before I ask my question, I just want to say that I'm not worried about pain, setting of airport scanner alarms, and other small things like that.  Anyways, my question is this:  Should I be worried about further, major damage to my forearm?  There are certain places along the scar that send a strange sensation to the bottom of my hand near the thumb when I press on it and if I hit something with my previously broken arm, it hurts considerably more than the other.

Any ideas?
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Do you still have the plates in?  If so, talk to your surgeon about having them removed.  I had a plate on my clavical that was very uncomfortable.  As soon as it was removed it felt great.  Currently I have a plate in my forearm that the doc says can come out after a year because in most people it causes discomfort and is subject to being banged against things.  Check with your doc and good luck!
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i Have a pin and 2 rods in ym arm after two break within 6 months of each other about 8 years ago, my only complaint is that i do not have a full range of motion in my left arm, not sure cuz the multiple breaks are the rod. Only problem i had was getting hit where the rod sticks out of the bine since i can feel it all the way up the bone. No real problems some annoyences
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Will you ever get full rotation back? I broke my radius and Ulna when I was 12 and have lost rotation, and desperately hoping one day the doctors will find a way to fix me.
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